|Conditions / Reason for Refusal:
||Reason(s) for Refusal
The proposed dwelling would overshadow, appear overbearing and overlook the occupants of No.16 Mansfield Road to an unacceptable degree, owing to the height, location, scale and massing of the proposed dwelling and its proximity to the neighbouring boundary, contrary to Local Plan Policy SP55 ‘Design Principles’ and advice contained in the NPPF.
The proposed dwelling is a of poor design by way of scale, massing and fenestration which fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area. As such the proposal is contrary to Local Plan Policies CS28 ‘Sustainable Design’ and SP55 ‘Design Principles’ and advice contained in the NPPF.
POSITIVE AND PROACTIVE STATEMENT
The applicant did not enter into any pre application discussions with the Local Planning Authority. Whilst discussions during the determination of the application have identified a possible acceptable alternative to this proposal, the applicant has been unwilling to amend the scheme. This was not considered to be in accordance with the principles of the National Planning Policy Framework and resulted in this refusal.