A CONTROVERSIAL plan to use three adjoining back gardens to build a row of bungalows has been recommended for approval – despite 20 objections from neighbours.

The proposal from developers Real Building Contractors to erect three bungalows on land at the rear of properties on Parley Road, Bournemouth, includes provision for six on-site parking spaces.

And residents have cited the quantity of parking alongside their belief the buildings will be out of character with the surrounding area as reasons to oppose the scheme.

But in a report written recommending the proposal be granted, planning officer Emma Patchell said that no objections about the level of parking had been made by the council’s transport and highways officers.

“Good spacing would be retained between the proposed dwellings and the existing properties so as not to create a congested form of development," she said.

“In addition, the single storey height and modest design would not present any harmful impact to the character of the area.

“While the bungalows are set within smaller plots this would not be considered harmful and would provide good quality housing with a reasonable outlook for proposed occupiers.”

The application will be heard in full during the borough’s planning board meeting at the town on Monday, July 18, at 2.30pm.