This planning application was originally validated by Sheffield City Council on the 8th April and refused on the 23rd August for a Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension to a semi detached house.
This planning appeal was classed as a House Holder appeal and as such the appellant had 12 weeks from the refusal date to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
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.
The refusal reasons given by Sheffield City Council were that The Local Planning Authority consider that the proposed two-storey side extension would be overbearing in relation to the adjoining residential property due to the separation distance between,
and it would therefore result in an unacceptable effect on the living conditions of the occupiers of that adjoining property.
As such the development would be contrary to Policy H14 of the Unitary Development Plan, Guideline 5 of the Supplementary Planning Guidance on Designing House Extensions and paragraph 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
These refusal reasons do look harsh if you are not used to reading local authority decision notices and many would give up after reading this type of refusal.
In fact many people do give up at this stage and do not go to appeal, but honestly refusal reasons like these are perfectly normal and in a case like this case nothing unusual.
For this appeal we produced a 20 page detailed appeal statement, working our way through the delegated officers report and decision notice, dismantling their objections and the reasons Sheffield City Council 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.
As this appeal was a House Holder appeal the local authority, which in this case was Sheffield City Council, did not have the right of response to our appeal statement.
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 as there is no second chance to respond.
The inspector visited the appeal site on 10th January and issued the appeal decision on 8th March in a multi page appeal decision report.
The good news was that the appeal was upheld and the permission granted.
Our approach for producing appeal documents that go into great detail to work through the refusal reasons, officers reports and policies in detail, and to supply supporting cases where the inspectorate has granted similar appeals is invaluable.
This gives the client their best chance of success, admittedly it does take longer to produce, and increases costs slightly by going into that level of detail, but it is that attention to detail that is absolutely paramount.
As an organisation HEAL Planning is one of the leading appeals specialists with both dedicated in-house planning and legal teams, whose job it is to win your case, both these skill sets are invaluable to produce a robust and compelling case to gain a win.
You won’t find many organisations in our industry that have both of these skill sets a planning and a legal team, and it is most definitely a major reason why we have the success rate we do.
Without appealing your Planning refusal you cannot gain the permission you would like!
Your appeal will go to The Planning Inspectorate, they are a government-based organisation that is appointed by the Secretary of State to handle all types of planning appeals, based out of Bristol and covering England and Wales the Planning Inspectorate gives you a chance of success to gain that permission you are seeking, and taking the decision process away from your local authority’s planning officer.
If you would like a free no obligation consultation with myself or a member of our team please call us on 01743 369911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and give your appeal its best chance of success.
Two Storey Side Extension and Single Storey rear Extension to a Semi Detached House Planning Appeal Sheffield City Council
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