We have written several times about how councils dislike two-storey side and rear extensions and can be very quick to refuse permission for them.
In this case, Croydon Council had argued that the extensions were oversized and would ‘dominate’ the house. We pointed out that the owners had won an appeal for similar extensions in the past (but had not ever built them). We also argued that the extensions integrated well with the design of the house and had a matching hipped roof.
The appeal inspector agreed with us that the extensions were appropriate in size and scale and would fit in well on a fairly mixed streetscene.
We were delighted when the appeal was allowed and planning permission was granted.
If you are facing similar difficulties with a planning application, please do not hesitate to get in touch.