PLANNERS have granted permission for a three-bedroom detached house to be built in place of an existing static caravan on Caledonia, Quarry Bank.

Permission to site a caravan on the land for three years was previously granted in 1951.

A planning officer's report states: "The site is comprised of an existing caravan which is understood to have been located on this land for several years. The site also comprises a garden area and front drive with vehicular access onto Caledonia."

It states that the proposed home would constitute infill development "that would comfortably fit into the row with other dwellings along Caledonia and would be of a suitable design that is reflective of the character and is of a suitable size and scale for the plot".

The proposed property would include a private garden to the side and rear, and a driveway with at least two off-street car parking spaces.

The report states: "The proposal would meet the parking standards for a three-bedroom dwelling, providing two off-street parking spaces on the existing drive and would utilise the existing access arrangements to the site. It is noted that the highways officer has not raised any objection.

"Therefore, it is considered that the proposal would not result in a detrimental impact on highways safety."

The report says the proposal was considered acceptable and planning approval was granted on March 14.