Further Appeal Success
My client required 2 roof-lights to the rear of his house adjacent to the Grand Union Canal (a Conservation Area) to create habitable living space on the second floor.
On the issues of the preservation of the character and appearance of the CA and the effect on the significance of nearby LBs and the wider landscape, the Inspector upheld the appeal on 8.8.18.
The main roof areas of the majority of local buildings were free from alterations or additions, and the council also attempted to argue that, in principle, roof-lights were inappropriate in the CA.
But I successfully argued that as the elevation concerned faced away from the canal and the roof-lights were not otherwise prominent in the street-scene, the development did preserve CA character and there was no detrimental impact on local LBs or the wider landscape.