APPROVAL has been recommended for a two-storey detached home in Boldon Colliery – despite neighbours’ fears it would block out light to their properties.
Members of the council Planning Committee will be asked to give the green light to the three-bedroom home on land adjacent to Shelley Avenue.
But a 17-name petition signed by residents in Morris Crescent and Shelley Avenue has been submitted to the council,
They claim the development is too close to neighbouring homes, would block out daylight and not be in character with other properties.
Concerns have also been raised over access to existing driveways during the construction period.
Despite the fears raised, members will be asked to approve it when they meet at South Shields Town Hall from 10am on Monday.
A report to the committee says “Concerns relating to an unwanted precedent being set by this development carries no weight in determination of this development, as each case has to be determined upon its individual merits against planning policy.
“The proposed development would provide an additional dwelling on a garden which is located within a mature and predominantly residential area.”