Plan to demolish garage to make way for house refused - for the fourth time

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Plans to demolish a garage in Hemsworth and build a two-storey home have been rejected by Wakefield Council’s planning committee.

Officers said the plans for a garage by Pear Tree House on Pear Tree Lane would have an “overbearing, imposing” and “oppressive” effect on neighbouring homes.

The committee also said the plans would provide a poor standard of housing for whoever would move in.

Plans to build a home at the site were previously thrown out in 2017, 2007 and 2003.