THE installation of a mobile home as a residential property has been blocked.

Mr and Mrs Farendon of The Stables, Bramley Hill in Mere wanted to site a mobile home at their property for accommodation extra to the house already there.

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Planning officers, who turned down the plans said: “The application site is within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse of traditional appearance located in a residential area of Mere within the Mere Conservation Area.

“The approved and implemented alterations to the western boundary of the application site have seen the removal of boundary walling and the replacement of this walling with hedgerow that has produced and provides a degree of openness along this boundary of the site.

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“As such, the design, appearance and location of the proposed mobile home within the small rear courtyard of the application site with the proposed parking layout as shown following the implemented alterations would lead to a unduly cramped form of overdevelopment that is considered to be visually dominant and detrimentally harmful to the appearance of the dwellinghouse and street scene, and therefore would fail to preserve and enhance the appearance of the Conservation Area.”