15 November 2017
Whitehall Road flats

Iain Duncan Smith is supporting local residents who believe a new block of flats at 191 Whitehall Road is higher than stated on the planning application, and that trees have been cut down without consent.

Iain Duncan Smith visits new block of flats in Whitehall Road
Iain Duncan Smith visits new block of flats in Whitehall Road

He said: “This development completely overshadows the surrounding residents’ homes and gardens, there are no privacy screenings in place and chatting to the local residents I can see why they are upset with the way this development has progressed.

“I will be writing back to the council to ask for answers, as I do not believe they have addressed the concerns raised to date.”

Planning permission was granted to demolish the house on the site, and replace it with a two-story block containing five flat, but residents believe that the building is three storeys.

In a letter to Mr Duncan Smith, the council states that the building is not three storeys, but a two storey block of flats with livable space in the roof.

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