Wanting to create extra space within their house, our client had successfully approached Trafford Planning Authority for a certification to add a loft conversion to their home.
The development was to change the current hip style roof to a gable and rear dormer, a very common way of achieving headroom within a roof space when extending.
Their issues arose after the conversion was completed. Both the client and local authority noticed the conversion had not been carried out in accordance with the approved plans. Specifically, the angle of the front roof slope had increased by 11 degrees from the original. This meant that the alterations no longer met with the requirements for permitted development and full retrospective planning permission was now required.
The client approached us to submit a retrospective planning application which sought to regularise the works that had been incorrectly undertaken. This was, refused by the local authority on the grounds that, in their view, the works had resulted in a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the property and the surrounding area.
We appealed the decision which we won. The inspector found our arguments compelling and determined that the works were coherent and balanced in their design, and were ultimately in keeping with the character and appearance of the property and surrounding area.
If you are having issues with an extension to your home, why not speak to us today and see how we might be able to help.