A large number of our householder planning appeals relate to roof extensions. Council planners really dislike granting permission for them, unless the extensions are very limited in size.
That’s why most people build rear dormers and do loft conversions using their permitted development rights. Unfortunately, not all houses have PD rights, so those homeowners are stuck trying to get past the planners.
In this case, Ealing Council objected to the size of the rear dormer, even though lots of neighbouring houses have dormers of various sizes and there was a really diverse streetscene in the area.
The appeal inspector agreed with us that the dormer, though it took up most of the rear roof slope, would relate well to the house and the area and would cause no harm to the streetscene.
If you have been refused permission for a roof extension, do not hesitate to contact us for some advice!