The council refused permission for the dormer in this case because the house is located in a conservation area, where they are special planning restrictions.
As far as we were concerned, the council had made a mistake in refusing planning permission on the basis that there would be harm to the conservation area – the dormer was well designed, quite small and centrally located on the rear roof.
We also pointed out that the house next door already had a dormer of its own.
The appeal inspector agreed with us that the dormer would be hidden from public view, would be modest in size and visual impact and would sit comfortably next to the existing dormer next door.
We were delighted when the appeal was allowed and planning permission was granted.
If you have been refused planning permission, contact us for some advice.