Plans to squeeze two detached houses into a small plot behind 29-31 North St were unanimously vetoed by town councillors afterr protests from neighbours.
“It would mean a severe loss of light to our primary living area and a loss of visual amenity in our garden which is light and airy at pesent,” said Mr Peter Redding.
Councillors agreed with his objections and voted to recommend refusal of planning permission to TDBC.
“Pushing two houses into this pace is over-development,” said Cllr Andy Govier. “something will get built on this plot but not as umuch as the applicant wants,” added Cllr John Thorne.
Cllr Marcus Barr felt that therre was too much pressure for infill in the centre of Wellington. “You can’t just keeep putting houses into back gardens,” he said.