Large Extension On Tresco Approved After Advice From Planners

New Grimsby, Tresco

A large redevelopment of a Tresco holiday cottage has been allowed after Council planners said they would reject the application that was submitted, but gave advice on how it could be tweaked for approval.

Townshill is a double-fronted cottage that’s been used as a holiday home for 40 years.

It is halfway between Old Grimsby and New Grimsby.

The proposal to knock down an extension and remove UPVC was welcomed by Planning Officer, Craig Dryden, who felt the plans were well designed.

But a 30% size increase was considered borderline as it would be too noticeable from the sea and Bryher.

Planners suggested that Tresco Estate should reduce the height and length of the extension. The external staircase was also scrapped in the 25% larger revised plan, which was approved by Councillors.

Two neighbours who work for the Tresco Estate wrote to support the application.