Application Type: Planning Appeal
Development Description: Residential extension within a conservation area
Location: London Borough of Bromley

Fuller Long are delighted to have won an appeal for a new residential extension to a property within the Covert Conservation Area and an Area of Special Residential Character (ASRC).

Fullerlong were appointed to appeal an application for a single storey side extension that was refused at planning committee by the London Borough of Bromley. It was the Council’s view that the proposed extension would erode the space between the host dwelling and neighbouring property, harming the symmetry of the pair of semi-detached dwellings and in turn failing to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of The Covert, Petts Wood Conservation Area and the Area of Special Residential Character.

Our planning consultants undertook a review of the committee’s decision and a thorough investigation of the planning history of the street. We were able to demonstrate that the proposal would not create an unacceptable imbalance between the properties given that the gaps between other  properties within the road  are effectively filled by garages, gates or single storey side additions at ground floor level.  The planning inspector agreed that the  extension would not cause any harm to the conservation area or ASRC and subsequently granted planning permission. 

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