Big house plan is thrown out

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A DONCASTER man’s bid to build a large detached home in his back garden for his son has been rejected by a Government planning inspector after it went to appeal.

Doncaster Council had already turned down the proposal to convert the old coach house in the grounds of Sandrock House at Tickhill Spital into a five-bedroom property for the son of the applicant.

Appeal inspector Martin Joyce accepted the plan was appropriate for the Green Belt, but was more concerned about highway safety at what is a staggered crossroads on the A631 Bawtry Road.

Mr Joyce agreed with the council that it was a complex junction and any increase in access to Sandrock House would add to the hazards.

It would lead to a ‘material decrease’ in safety for road users, he said.