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.