March 09th, 2022
Wreyland wins its first action...
We were very pleased last week to win at Appeal permission for an extension to a modern dwelling in the South Hams.
The Local Authority had refused the initial application on the grounds that the proposal would interrupt the dwelling's 'barn-like' appearance, and would emit un-acceptable natural light.
The Inspector agreed with Wreyland that continual roof lines and flat gable ends were not a-typical of traditional barns, and that given that the proposal was located under a street-light in a residential area, any increase in light emission would be immaterial.
Really this was an application which should never have been refused, however given that only 30% or so of applications are successful at Appeal, it warranted a comprehensive planning argument.
This was Wreyland's first Planning Appeal as an independent consultancy. We're exceptionally pleased that sense won the day... (That, an a five-and-a-half thousand word Justification Statement, with some guts behind it)...
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