London Borough of Brent Council refused this retrospective application 21st December after originally validating it on 21st May. There reasons were stated as;
The outbuilding by virtue of its scale and positioning has a dominant and overly prominent appearance resulting in a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the host property and the open space of the rear garden. It thus does not accord with Core Strategy CP17 and Local Plan Policy DMP1.
The outbuilding is located 5 metres from this property’s ground floor habitable windows. Given the site has a low boundary wall height of 1.6m the development has already contributed to a degree of overlooking and loss of privacy to the occupants at no 18 Ambleside Road. In this regard, the development has failed to comply with DMP1.
The Appeal Statement for this case that is shown in the video, and was produced specifically to overcome the refusal reasons issued by London Borough of Brent 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 the video in more detail what and how to achieve this.
The Planning Inspectorate visited the site on 22nd August and issued the decision on 23rd September.
We are pleased to share that this appeal was successful as detailed in the Planning Inspectors report.
Retrospective Annex Outbuilding Planning Appeal London Borough of Brent Case Study
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