PLANS to extend a Monk Bretton home have been thrown out by the Planning Inspectorate.

Applicant Marie Scott, of Garden House Close, was initially refused permission from Barnsley Council in January.

Ms Scott sought to build a first floor extension with a loft conversion and balcony with front and rear dormers.

The plans were refused due to the impact it would have on the area’s ‘character and appearance’ and she then lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate, which can overrule a local authority’s decision. However, the government-run body sided with the council and Ms Scott’s appeal was dismissed.

A report, compiled by inspector Peter Eggleton, said: “The proposal would result in unacceptable harm to the character and appearance of the area. The matters put forward by the appellant in support of the proposal are not sufficient to outweigh my concerns. I therefore dismiss the appeal.”

PLANS to convert a Silkstone Common agricultural building into a three-bed house have been approved by the council. An application was originally submitted for the work to take place on Hall Royd Farm in December. These plans were given the green light by Barnsley Council’s planning board last week.

PLANS to build a wooden refreshment hut at a local nature reserve have been submitted to the council. If approved, the hut will be added to RSPB Old Moor in Wombwell. Public consultation ends on July 18. A target decision date of August 21 has been set.