Extension for autistic child's bedroom causes row between councillors and a planning committee

A white walled home with extensions in the back garden and solar panels installed onto the roof
The extension to the home in Peterborough caused a row between councillors and a planning committee (Image credit: Google Street View)

A planning application to install an extra bedroom for an autistic child has led to a feud between councillors and a planning committee.

Mr M Ali built a single-storey extension to his home on Northfield Road, Peterborough, claiming it was to give his son his own specialised space, however, he failed to gain planning permission for the work.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.