LDC for rear dormer refused

Updated on 28th March 2017 in Permitted Development
2 on 28th October 2015

An existing ldc for a rear dormer extension has been refused for the dormer cladding not matching the existing roof in colour and material. The Council is now only prepared to accept a full retrospective application which will be determined under a different criteria resulting in a much smaller dormer. Is there any other way forward other than an appeal which would include the appellant agreeing to match the dormer to the existing roof as per the Council’s refusal reason.

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0 on 7th February 2017

Hello,

In answer to your question, the council only allows planning to be granted where the proposed development complies with The Town and Country Act of 1990. Firstly, make sure that the extension has been refused based on the cladding not matching the existing roof and not for any other reasons.

If you require any further information please contact me directly at alext@drawingandplanning.com

Kind Regards,
Alex T

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0 on 28th March 2017

Hi

I live in a bungalow with a very low pitch roof and I applied for planning permission to raise the roof by 1.5m and to install a dormer.  This was refused due to a first floor window which was deemed to be overbearing and causing a loss of privacy.  My property is at a slighly elevated position but the property deemed to be causing the loss of privacy to is a house which already has dormers in it and we have taken a measurement of 23m from the proposed first floor window to their habitable room window.  Could anyone provide me with the measurements of how overbearing and loss of privacy are calculated and whether, given the measurements above would you consider it to be enough to warrant a rejection.  We are completely set back off the road, detached with our garden wrapping round the property and so I can not understand their justification.  Also, if they were aware that the only issue was going to be the first floor window, should they not have contacted us to recommend us to move it into a roof light instead?

I’d be grateful of any advice.

Kind regards

Cherry

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