Housing appeal rejected
A PLANNING inspector has dismissed an appeal for a "self-contained unit of accommodation" in Mount Pleasant.
Gwynedd Thomas said the main issue was the effect the proposal would have on highway safety, in particular on-street parking in Norfolk Street.
Appellant Phil Harrison, whose planning application had been rejected by Swansea Council, argued that his proposal would reduce the number of bedrooms in the house from six to four and would not create additional accommodation.
The inspector said: "However, it would result in an additional self-contained one-bedroom unit of accommodation and parking permits are issued on the basis of the number of households rather than the number of bedrooms.
"I acknowledge the social housing needs of the area but there is no evidence before me to support the assertion that the proposal will reduce parking pressures."