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Planning - Neighbour Objecting

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by PaDE, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. PaDE

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 20, 2015

    Posts: 201

    This is what the Architect said, so surprised.

    Having a dorma under PD on the other side would definitely be more overlooking.
     
  2. PaDE

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 20, 2015

    Posts: 201

    We are going for a pitched roof dorma now because we feel it looks better and shows some compromise. But won't know until next week what planning think.

    We are to the left of the first drone pic and top of the second dronepic. Think it explains better and shows what exactly is getting overlooked compared to what is already.


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  3. LOAM

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 12,003

    Location: Nottingham

    Other than the massive and what seemed out of proportion dormer which was made worse by the small window in it the only thing I really agree with in their letter is that it could be deemed to be detrimental to the street scene. I think you could deal with that though by reducing the height of the extension by a couple of bricks so that it becomes subservient to the existing house. Its often favorable to be able to distinguish between new and old and planning officers will often appreciate the effort to maintain this.
     
  4. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: May 22, 2003

    Posts: 2,692

    Location: Hampshire

    Thanks for the additional pictures!

    I think the proposed dormer looks contrived and a bit odd with the low pitch to the roof. It might not be bad enough to refuse but it's hardly a great quality design.
     
  5. Basher

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,711

    I agree with this. The dormer doesn't look in keeping with the rest of the property or area - it looks pretty unsightly. I'd ask the architect for an updated design.
     
  6. jpaul

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

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    could you have an end of gable window (a new aspect), overlooking the road, and, avoid the dormer, or,
    there is really not enough office roof height without it. ? structurally that could be problematic supporting the roof
     
  7. PaDE

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 20, 2015

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    There really wouldn’t be enough space up there without a dormer.

    There’s also a third design, with two dormers. A lot smaller. Aesthetically better but still dormers and obviously less space.

    I’ll try and upload later.

    Appreciating the replies so thanks.
     
  8. PaDE

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 20, 2015

    Posts: 201

    We revised and lost the dormer. It was a last minute bolt on anyway. I'm sure we could revisit under PD for our existing loft if we wanted.

    BUT ....... we got our approval :)

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  9. Delvis

    Caporegime

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    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Can we see?
     
  10. PaDE

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 20, 2015

    Posts: 201

    Minus the dormer .... does look better.

    Time to get planning our new rooms :)

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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020
  11. roadie

    Mobster

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    Location: Hampshire

    I think that was the right thing to do. The dormer wasn't good design.
     
  12. Destination

    Capodecina

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    This often gets away with it, if you frst the glass their privacy is maintained
     
  13. mattx2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005

    Posts: 1,213

    Location: New York

    Yeah its what we did with a two story extension. The neighbours moaned about privacy despite cutting down all 6 ft trees and bushes along the garden boundary that made the gardens private. Had to say hello to the idoits every time I went outside as the adjong garden wall was only about 4ft. Luckily they moved 3 months after it was finished
     
  14. Demon

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

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    Location: Near Cheltenham

    Glad to see it worked out!

    I'm partway through a double storey extension and thought I couldn't possibly suffer with any neighbour issues, but already it's starting to kick off.. (Thread incoming).. My advice is do not change your plans if only to 'appease' potential neighbour issues, they'd only be happy if you didn't build your extension and will only find something to complain about..
     
  15. Calpol

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 3, 2010

    Posts: 1,295

    I had a very similar situation when I extended a number of years ago.
    - submitted plan to extend similar to OP, basically building up attached garage to full building height but no loft conversion (did that later!)
    - development officer came out to discuss plans and asked if I would consider changing as neighbour had raised concerns despite us consulting prior to application
    - Architect said compromise not necessary so I proceeded.
    - neighbour kicked up a fuss with development control officer and application got rejected
    - I appealed it, wrote the appeal my self and re-submitted to Secretary of State
    - Appeal was granted and I got builder onboard
    - next thing I get a letter saying neighbour has challenged at High Court
    - I cracked on an built the the extension and never heard anything afterwards

    I think a lot of thees situations are driven by petty jealousies. All I was trying to do was to tastefully improve my home in keeping with the other houses in the neighbourhood. It worked out in the end but I learned a lot about local councils and them taking the line of least resistance vs making the correct objective decisions.

    I wish you good luck with the project and hope that the decision goes for you.