|Conditions / Reason for Refusal:
The proposed two-storey side extension, by virtue of having a width greater than half the width of the original dwelling, would create a dominant addition to the property that would not achieve a subservient addition to the existing dwelling and would not allow the original dwelling to remain dominant. In addition, the two storey front extension would affect the character of the host dwelling. As such, the local planning authority consider that the proposal would result in the addition of an incongruous feature that would adversely affect the appearance of the host property, visually unbalance the pair of semi-detached dwellings and adversley effect the visual amenities of the streetscene.
Accordingly, the proposal is contrary to the requirements outlined within the National Planning Policy Framework, policies CS28 ‘Sustainable Design’ and SP55 ‘Design Principles’ of Rotherham’s Local Plan as well as the adopted Interim Planning Guidance – ‘Householder Design Guide’.
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 not amended the scheme, despite several e-mail and telephone correspondences and discussions. The scheme as originally submitted is not considered to be in accordance with the principles of the National Planning Policy Framework and has resulted in this refusal.