A BID to build a detached house in Halesowen has been given the go-ahead despite a string of objections from neighbouring residents.

People living on Wall Well in Hasbury were dismayed to see the return of the proposal to demolish a garage and build a detached three-bedroom house in its place.

A previous application to build a four-bedroom home at the spot was turned down and a bid to get the decision overturned by the planning inspector in 2020 failed.

Eleven objections had been submitted against the new proposal to Dudley Council - they prompted the plan to be amended again.

Concerns included the impact the house would have on daylight to neighbouring properties, as well as the strain it will put on local parking and access and its impact on the character of the area.

Changes included a reduction in the height of the roof and a change in materials to match the neighbouring house.

A design of the proposal by Beta Plan Ltd

A design of the proposal by Beta Plan Ltd

At a meeting of Dudley Council's development control committee the proposal was given the thumbs up.

A report recommending approval states: "The revised development would form an appropriate form of garden land development that would be sensitive to the unique character and specific constraints of the site.

"The proposed dwelling by reason of its scale, design, proportions and visual prominence would create an appropriate, proportionate addition to the street that would be responsive to its unique setting and respectful of the overriding character and distinctiveness of the residential street, which is not defined by any uniformed character or design."

The occupant of 20, Wall Well, which is next to the site, had written a letter of support stating: "I am sure the new build will be a fitting building for its surroundings and a fantastic opportunity for a family to become a part of the community, we have absolutely no concerns with the proposed building and are looking forward to calling number 20 our home for many years to come."

Belle Vale councillor Simon Phipps, who had backed residents, said: "I spoke at the meeting about concerns.

"The reduction in height was tiny and the main issues were overlooking and overshadowing.

"It's a shame because the residents put forward a compelling argument.

"It's quite disappointing for the local residents who took part in the democratic process and objected to it."

An appeal against Dudley Council’s decision to turn down the original application for a four-bedroom home was made on February 12, 2020 to the Planning Inspectorate, but was dismissed.