PLANS have been submitted to the city council which if approved, would see the demolition of a single storey property and a two-storey barn, making way for a new two storey dwelling with detached garage.

Carlisle City Council has received the proposal for Stoneknowe Cottage in Scaleby.

The planned two-storey dwelling will be located on the footprint of the existing home, the planned garage will be built in the footprint of the barn.

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In a planning statement, the agent said: “It is proposed to finish the dwelling externally with smooth white render with painted concrete window surrounds to the elevations under a natural slate covered dual pitched roof structure.

“White UPVC sash and case style windows and UPVC/composite doors are proposed.”

The new dwelling will be finished externally with smooth white render with painted concrete windows, a “natural slate covered dual pitched roof structure” will be included.

Access to the new dwelling and garage will be from the existing private road, two private driveways and four parking spaces will also be included.

Existing trees will largely be kept, with two lawns and landscape areas created.

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The agent said: “No alterations are proposed to the existing foul and surface water drainage arrangements, which will continue to discharge to existing field drains and the existing septic tank system.”

Although the proposal is for a rural area, the agent has pointed out that planning policy allows development in open countryside in special circumstances including replacement dwellings.

Consultation has taken place with officers of the council’s planning department who have advised that the principle of the development is acceptable.

The public can view and comment on all planning applications submitted to the council for approval.

Councillors will take comments of support or objection into account when giving their verdict.

To view applications submitted to Carlisle City Council visit:

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