TWO ‘ramshackle’ garages could be demolished and replaced with a new house that would improve the look of part of Delph.
An application has been submitted to Oldham Council’s planning committee to build a new detached property on Grains Road on the area where the structures stand.
It would be built into the slope, with two storeys showing at the front with three at the back.
And a design statement leaves little doubt over what effect the development would have, even though it is in a conservation area.
It describes the garages as, ‘ramshackle probably 1960s garages which visually detract from the character and appearance of the conservation area.’
And it adds: “The proposed building is designed in the manner of a traditional cottage, with stone walling and a slate roof
“The property will harmonise with the built pattern of Grains Road, which is composed of terraces of varying length along with occasional detached properties, such as number 65 opposite.
“Accordingly, views along Grains Road will be unaffected and the property will not disrupt the distant view from Denshaw Road to the north that places the conservation area within its moorland setting.”
Oldham Council’s planning committee will decide whether to grant or refuse the application.