DUDLEY Council planners have approved a plan to demolish and rebuild a bungalow in a Kingswinford street.

The proposal to knock down number 14 Dene Avenue and replace it with a new three-bedroom bungalow was approved with conditions on April 20.

An officer’s report says the new property would front onto and have access to Dene Avenue and it would have off-street parking to the front with modest landscaping, with a private garden area to the rear.

A ground investigation report says the existing bungalow has been subject to ground movement and associated structural damage and it is to be replaced with a new building on a similar footprint.

It also adds that “several other properties on Dene Avenue have been subject to structural damage with a number having been rebuilt”.

One letter of objection was received from neighbours who raised concerns about possible loss of light, loss of privacy and worries about subsidence and how the development could affect the value of their home.

But the planning officer’s report concluded the proposal was “appropriate for the area and can be accommodated without any significant adverse impact on existing residents or the local highway network” and it added: “The proposals would provide a good-quality development, which is considered would make a positive contribution to the area and which constitutes sustainable development.”