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This Bromley bungalow will be replaced with eight apartments opposite a prep school

PUBLISHED: 14:53 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:53 04 August 2017

The bungalow on Orchard Road and neighbouring conservation area

The bungalow on Orchard Road and neighbouring conservation area

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The application on Orchard Road has already been declined once before

Planning councillors have decided to approve proposals to turn a Bromley bungalow into eight flats after a meeting on Thursday night.

The borough’s planning board had already turned down an application for eight flats on the site, having previously accepted proposals for the bungalow’s demolition and a single, two-storey block to replace it with an accompanying garage.

Councillors heard an updated proposal, which “is similar in footprint, and bulk to the approved scheme,” offering two three-bedroom, four two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments on Orchard Road, at the junction with Sundridge Avenue.

The approval comes despite persistent concerns among residents over the development, with one describing the build as “totally out of keeping with the area”.

Another expressed worries over traffic flow, given Breaside Preparatory School is located directly opposite the bungalow.

The homeowner responded: “The number of proposed flats will add to the congestion and road safety issues caused by the volume of traffic at this junction and the additional traffic related to the school directly opposite.”

Highways England reviewed traffic in the area as part of the application and did not put forward any objections.

Further concerns have been raised over visitor parking, loss of privacy, noise pollution and the potential threat to neighbouring land protected under Sundridge Avenue Conservation Area.

The developer has suggested putting in 11 parking spaces for residents, along with a privacy screen to calm local fears.

Concerns over the conservation area had seen previous applications declined for the site, including several applications to build two, two storey blocks in 2014, but in the documents put forward before approval, councillors were told by a planning inspector that the development: “would not significantly reduce the existing openness of the plot which allows views into the conservation area.”

Balconies and terraces are also part of the development, which must be built within three years, following complaints that the development would not offer its residents the required amount of space under the Mayor of London’s guidance.

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