The London boroughs of Hillingdon, Greenwich & Richmond feature highly in our recent planning appeal successes…

We have had a number of appeal successes in June and July (see our recent successes page for a sample), and 3 London boroughs in particular have appeared several times.

Top of the list is Hillingdon. The planners in Hillingdon continue to object to double-storey side extensions and to new infill dwellings. We wrote about our appeal success history in Hillingdon in this post.

In the last couple of weeks, we won appeals at 293 Lansbury Drive, 34 Highfield Drive and 59 St Margarets Road, all in Hillingdon Council area and all for householder extensions.

We also won recent appeals at 432 Green Lanes and 87 Macoma Road, both against the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The former was for a two-storey side extension (why do case officer’s hate these? We wrote about their dislike of them in this post).

Our most noticeable success against the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames was at 14 Falcon Road, where the council had refused planning permission for a rear box dormer roof extension as part of a loft conversion.

Dormers continue to cause homeowners problems. Where they are permitted development you can build a large box dormer to the rear. Where they are not, councils refuse point blank to grant permission. Happily, we have been finding that inspectors, at appeal, are being much more generous than they used to be. In this case, the dormer was similar to many others in the immediate area and the inspector decided that, even though it didn’t necessarily comply with the council’s adopted guidance, the proposal represented good design and should be allowed. We write in detail about other recent successes getting permission for rear dormers in this post.

If you have been refused planning permission for a householder development, whether a ground floor rear extension, a two-storey side extension, a rear dormer or something else entirely, it is worth asking us for a free assessment of your case. Contact our chartered planners today.