COUNCILLORS at next Tuesday's Planning Committee meeting will also be asked to decide on a plan to demolish a workshop and build two houses in the back garden of a house in Blunsdon.

The owners of Cobley House in Broad Blunsdon have applied for planning permission to demolish the workshop and install the two semi-detached houses - but the plan has been referred to the borough council's planning committee by Blunsdon Parish Council.

Councillors on the lower authority"consider the properties are too close together, it would be an over intensification of plot as it is a greenfield site outside the settlement boundary."

Despite this, planning officers at Euclid Street have recommended to the committee members that they approve the plan.

The report to committee says: "The proposed dwellings are of traditional, 1.5 storey pitched roof design with brick- and timber-clad walls under a tiled roof. The scale of the two units is similar to that of the existing workshop building although the ridge has been staggered to help further reduce their overall scale and impact.

"The application would not cause a detrimental effect upon the amenity of the occupiers of Cobley House or the future occupiers of the new dwellings due to the orientation and separation distances."

The meeting begins at 6pm on Tuesday November 13 at the council chamber in the Civic Offices in Euclid Street