In this case, our client had obtained planning permission for a side and rear extension to a depth of 3.5m, but had built it to a depth of just over 6m.
He applied for retrospective permission for the larger extension and was refused. We appealed the decision and the inspector agreed with us that the extension caused no harm to neighbours but agreed with the council that the extension was too large and looked out of place.
We worked with the client to amend the design of the extension, removing a little part of it so that he did not lose very much internal space but the extension fitted in better with its surroundings.
We were delighted when Croydon Council granted permission, meaning that our client can do demolish just a small part of the extension, keeping most of it.
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