|Conditions / Reason for Refusal:
The proposed double garage by virtue of its size, scale and siting would appear overbearing and oppressive when viewed from the ground floor habitable room windows of the adjacent properties and would result in harm to the amenities of the existing and future occupants, contrary to paragraph 127 (f) of the NPPF, which requires development to have a high standard of amenity for existing and future users, Local Plan policy SP55 ‘Design Principles and the ‘Householder Design Guide’ SPD.
The Council considers that the proposed detached garage with a ridge height of approx. 5.7m is disproportionately large for a secondary domestic building which would appear incongruous in the setting of traditional modest dwellings. As such, is contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Local Plan policies CS28 ‘Sustainable Design’ and SP55 ‘Design Principles and the ‘Householder Design Guide’ SPD.
Positive and Proactive Statement
The applicant did not enter into any pre application discussions with the Local Planning Authority. Discussions during the determination of the application have identified that it is not possible to support a scheme of this nature nor would any amendments make it acceptable. It was not considered to be in accordance with the principles of the National Planning Policy Framework and resulted in this refusal.