This planning application was originally validated by London Borough of Harrow Council on the 27th July and refused on the 5th November for a PRIOR Approval, Rear extension onto an existing rear extension making total length 5m.
This type of appeal is a householder appeal and as such has 12 weeks for the appeal to be submitted from the decision notice date.
We always recommend leaving at least a whole clear month from instruction to appeal deadline in-case additional investigations are needed, but the more time available the better, we are often unable to accept any appeals that have less than 2 weeks left to appeal, as this would provide insufficient time to produce the appeal to the standard we work to.
The refusal reasons given by London Borough of Harrow Council were that The Local Planning Authority considered that;
The proposal, by reason of its rearward projection and siting, would be detrimental to the amenities of the neighbouring occupiers
Many people upon receiving a refusal like this, decide to give up at this stage, and do not go to appeal, but honestly refusal reasons like these are perfectly normal and although comprehensive can be overcome, as we show in this video.
For this appeal we produced a 9 page detailed appeal statement, working our way through the delegated officers report and decision notice, dismantling their objections and the reasons the planning officer at London Borough of Harrow Council
had used to refuse this application.
Providing a comprehensive and robust argument, bringing national and local policies into play, and detailed reasoning as to why the findings were wrong, and in-fact this development was perfectly acceptable.
Additionally we completed a detailed amount of research to find very similar cases, that the planning inspectorate had previously granted, and we looked to use these cases to support our argument as best possible.
With this type of appeal a ‘Householder Appeal’ the local authority has no right of response to our appeal statement, nor do we get to supply any further details later down the line, so it is imperative that the argument is absolutely on point when submitted.
This case like the vast majority of similar cases, was dealt with by way of Written Representation, and as such it is paramount that the argument is very comprehensive and robust and on point as there is no second chance to respond.
The inspector visited the appeal site on 16th May and issued the appeal decision on 4th May in a concise two page appeal decision report.
The good news was that the appeal was upheld and the permission granted.
Harrow Council PRIOR Approval Planning Appeal Case Study Video
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