A PLANNING application which would have seen a new extension added to a Tycroes home has been refused despite support from a county councillor.

The proposal would have seen a two-storey extension added to the back of a home on Cwmfferws Road, as well as a new garage roof.

A county council planning officer had recommended the application for refusal due to it being out of character with the surrounding areas, and the potential impact it would have on neighbouring properties.

However, the plans were decided on by the council's planning committee after it was called in by Councillor Karen Davies.

Cllr Davies also wrote a letter in support of the application.

She said: "From my understanding the main reason for objection is the size is too large.

"It is also mentioned that the building would block out the adjacent property. However, you will have seen during your site visit that it does not come out as far as the neighbouring property.

"It would also be in-keeping with properties to the south.

"The applicant has been told that if he down the property and built to the plans there would be no refusal.

"If it could be built from new and not cause issues or be out of character, then why should the extension cause an impact?

"I would ask you to go against the planning officer's recommendation and grant approval."

Speaking during deliberations, Councillor Sue Allen disagreed, recommending the committee follow the planning officer's recommendation.

She said: "The property is well built, however the proposal appears to be quite overbearing."

Voting on the application, members of the planning committee decided to refuse permission for the extension.