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Retrospective Dormer Extension Dacorum Council Planning Appeal Case Study

Dacorum Borough Council refused this application 16th February after originally validating it on 10th November. There reasons were stated as;

The hip-to-gable roof extension and dormer constructed without consent, by virtue of the massing and bulk, positioning and height, causes significant harm to the residential amenity of No.7 Nettlecroft. The works have resulted in an overbearing and dominant appearance when viewed from the patio of this neighbour, which is also subject to a significant loss of sunlight due to the orientation of the development. Furthermore, the addition of windows at second floor level has resulted in the garden of No.7 being significantly overlooked thereby reducing their amenity to levels below that which they could reasonably expect to enjoy. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013), Saved Appendix 3 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan (2004) and contrary to paragraph 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).

The Appeal Statement for this case that is shown in the video and was produced specifically to overcome the refusal reasons issued by Dacorum Borough 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. We will explain in the video in more detail what and how to achieve this.

The Planning Inspectorate visited the site on 25th July and issued the decision on 31st August.

We are pleased to share that this appeal was successful as detailed in the Planning Inspectors report.

Retrospective Dormer Extension Dacorum Council Planning Appeal Case Study
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