Welsh Government planning inspector over rules Swansea Council
A SWANSEA woman has won an appeal against the council to build a balcony for her disabled daughter.
Judith Miller asked the Welsh Government to step in after planning permission for a balcony to rear of 110 Glen Road, West Cross, was turned down by the council.
The main issue was said to be the proposed balcony could result in a loss of privacy and be a source of noise and disturbance to the property's neighbour.
However a Welsh Government appointed planning inspector overturned the ruling saying: "The balcony is needed to provide space for the appellant's mature daughter, who suffers from severe disability, to be able to enjoy some fresh air and occasional meals away from the public gaze when using the front garden or without the struggle of descending to narrow stairs to the rear patio.
"The risk that overlooking and undue noise and disturbance would adversely affect the living conditions of other neighbours is slight and outweighed by the undoubted benefits the scheme would offer to both mother and daughter."