‘Eco house’ works in Eskbank rejected

ALTERATIONS to woodland paths and decking around an “eco-house” in Eskbank have been refused planning permission.

Enforcement action could now be ordered to remove alterations made without consent.

Gerry Goldwyre had applied for retrospective planning permission for timber decking with storage beneath, a boundary fence incorporating a bin store, works to stabilise banking, alterations to path, woodland access steps, and guard rails on land opposite The Water Tower at Cemetery Road.

After a lengthy debate, the decision was put to a vote, with six councillors supporting an amendment to follow officers’ recommendations to approve the application, but planning permission was denied with eight councillors voting for the motion to refuse.

The Goldwyres have told the Advertiser they plan to take an appeal against the decision to Scottish Ministers.

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