Planners Reject Chalet Residence Application

wesleyan chapel 2A wooden chalet in the garden of a property at Porthloo can’t be used as a separate dwelling house.

That’s the decision of councillors, who rejected an application from the owners of White Cottage for a certificate granting lawful use of the building.

The structure had been lived in by the owner’s daughter between 2006 and 2012, but Senior Manager for Planning Craig Dryden said there were no utility bills or council tax records to show that it had been an independent dwelling.

A certificate could only be issued if it had been lived in continuously for more than 10 years.

Craig said his recommendation to refuse the application was based on legal reasons and not on the planning merits of the scheme.