Prior to contacting us, the householder had previously received two planning refusals for the substantial remodelling of and extensions to their detached dormer bungalow. The applications were refused for many reasons including proximity, over dominating and over bearing effect to the adjacent property, scale, massing, height and bulk.

As part of the strategy a planning appeal was submitted to argue each individual element whilst considering a more appropriate design and resubmission of a fresh planning application.

The Planning Inspector agreed with the majority of the arguments put forward, albeit a small single storey side section which wasn’t critical to the revised design, and this gave us a good starting point for negotiations with the planning department.

Planning approval was subsequently granted for a revised scheme, with more efficient and appropriate designs, which increased the scale of the extension by approximately 9% from the refused schemes.