Wychavon District Council refused this application 1st February after originally validating it on 7th December. There reasons were stated as;
In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority the scale and design of two storey side extension would fail to represent a high design quality. The rear extension fails to incorporate a design break and shows a higher ridge height than the original dwelling and does not therefore appear as subordinate to the host dwelling. This will increase in the visual massing of the property from its original form.
As a result of these factors, the proposal is considered to be contrary to Section 8 of the South Worcestershire Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document 2018 and Part viii of Policy SWDP 21 of the South Worcestershire Development Plan 2016.
The Appeal Statement for this case that is detailed in the video, and it was produced specifically to overcome the refusal reasons issued by Wychavon District Council for this application. As with many of these types of refusals, the reasons are very subjective and as such require a comprehensive and robust detailed appeal statement. Never under-estimate the level of detail needed, covering policies both locally and nationally and where possible brining other approvals and appeals into the argument. I explain in detail in the video what and how to achieve this.
The Planning Inspectorate visited the site on 14th June and issued the decision on 13th July.
We are pleased to share that this appeal was successful as detailed in the Planning Inspectors report.
Retrospective 2 Storey Rear Extension Planning Appeal Wychavon Council Case Study
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