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Retrospective Landscaping with Retention Walls Dacorum Council Planning Appeal

Dacorum Borough Council refused this application 1st April after originally validating it on 2nd December. There reasons were stated as;

The raised platforms constructed at the rear of the application property would result in a significant loss of privacy to neighbouring properties and their private amenity spaces. In addition given their height, size, form, design and elevated position the terraces are visually intrusive and overbearing to the rear garden areas of surrounding properties particularly No. 134 and harmful to the character and appearance of the application site and wider area.

The proposed scheme therefore fails to comply with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013), Saved Appendices 3 and 7 of the Local Plan (2004) and Section 12 of the NPPF (2021).

The Appeal Statement for this case that is being 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 5th August.

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

Retrospective Landscaping with Retention Walls Dacorum Council Planning Appeal Case Study
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