A planning appeal has been launched after a proposal for a three-bedroom home in Welwyn Garden City was refused.

The plans to erect a "three-bedroom terraced dwelling with associated car parking, access and amenity space" at 89 Haymeads, was refused by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in November last year.

The applicant has now appealed this decision in the hopes of seeing it reversed, but the original proposal faced opposition from nearby residents.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council said the development would "intrude into the open character of the area" when they refused the plans in 2023.

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"The proposal would represent an intrusion into the open character of the area, which would be harmful as it would introduce built form into an existing pleasant, open and prominent part of the street scene," they said when making their decision. 

"The proposal would also fail to relate well to its surroundings and local distinctiveness, by virtue of the impact on the established design and layout of the dwellings in this area.

"The proposal fails to meet the minimum internal floor space required to meet the Nationally Described Space Standard. It has not been robustly demonstrated why it would not be feasible or viable to do so."