Application Details

Reference 18/00055/F
Address 22B Gloucester Road Bishopston Bristol BS7 8AE  
Street View
Gloucester Road Story
Proposal Removal of existing dormer for proposed enlarged dormer extension with external access onto roof as a result of alteration to existing lean to roof to flat roof.
Validated 11-01-18
Type Full Planning
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 19-02-18
Determination Deadline 08-03-18
Decision REFUSED
Decision Issued 09-03-18
BCC Planning Portal Application
Public Comments Supporters: 0 Objectors: 6    Total: 6
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TBS response: OBJECT

Recommendation submitted 20-01-18

This refusal has been taken to appeal, leaving us to question use of public money.

Public Comments

The Bishopston Society The Bishopston Society  OBJECT

We do not accept that the proposals will enhance the building within its ConservationArea setting. The roof dormer will be much larger and more visible from the Gloucester Road.Furthermore, we are concerned that the large roof terrace will inevitably result in a loss of privacyfor no. 20 next door and the communal garden of 4-16 Elton Lane to the rear. A detailed study ofthe side elevation of no. 20 should be carried out to ensure that there is no impact on the windowsto the facing elevation before any planning decision is taken. The visibility as existing is by meansof windows set back approx. 4m from the edge of the flat roof, whereas the proposal has fullaccess right up to the edge of the proposed terrace.

As currently submitted, we recommend refusal.

We do not accept that the proposals will enhance the building within its ConservationArea setting. The roof dormer will be much larger and more visible from the Gloucester Road.Furthermore, we are concerned that the large roof terrace will inevitably result in a loss of privacyfor no. 20 next door and the communal garden of 4-16 Elton Lane to the rear. A detailed study ofthe side elevation of no. 20 should be carried out to ensure that there is no impact on the windowsto the facing elevation before any planning decision is taken. The visibility as existing is by meansof windows set back approx. 4m from the edge of the flat roof, whereas the proposal has fullaccess right up to the edge of the proposed terrace.

As currently submitted, we recommend refusal.

Unknown   OBJECT

Unknown   OBJECT

Ms Rosie Sullivan 15 ELTON LANE, BRISTOL BS7 8AB   OBJECT

As residents of Elton Mews we are concerned that the proposed flat roof / roof terracewill cause a loss of privacy to the windows at our property and the garden. The main source oflight to both the ground and first floors of our home is from the back of the property looking out to22B Gloucester Road across the shared garden. The front of the property - looking out on to EltonLane - has very limited sunlight, daylight and sense of space (one small window on the groundfloor, and two small glass blocks / one small skylight on the first floor looking out to a high wall ona very narrow, single width lane). We therefore rely on the back of our property for all sunlight,daylight and sense of space to our property.

We are therefore concerned that the proposed changes to 22B Gloucester Rd, particularly thecreation of a flat roofed outdoor space on the second floor will significantly impact privacy to theback of our property, leading to our property feeling far more overlooked than it is currently.Additional privacy measures such as having to draw blinds/ curtains whilst people are on theroofing in order to maintain sufficient privacy to our bedroom and living room will cut out the mainsource of daylight and sunlight to our living spaces, as well as our garden.

We object to the current application and would welcome a more detailed study of the sideelevation and back elevation - plus more details of the flat roof's proposed use - to provide a moreaccurate picture of how it will impact privacy at our property.

We also note that only half of the residents at Elton Mews have received notification of theplanning application. We would like to see all Elton Mews properties receive full notification andtime to comment. From our understanding of the technical documents it seems the properties thathave not received notification stand to be at least equally impacted by the changes, if not more,

through sharing the same outlook and shared garden to the back of their properties.

Rosie Sullivan and Lee Harrison

Ms Rosie Sullivan 15 ELTON LANE, BRISTOL BS7 8AB   OBJECT

As residents of Elton Mews we are concerned that the proposed flat roof / roof terracewill cause a loss of privacy to the windows at our property and the garden. The main source oflight to both the ground and first floors of our home is from the back of the property looking out to22B Gloucester Road across the shared garden. The front of the property - looking out on to EltonLane - has very limited sunlight, daylight and sense of space (one small window on the groundfloor, and two small glass blocks / one small skylight on the first floor looking out to a high wall ona very narrow, single width lane). We therefore rely on the back of our property for all sunlight,daylight and sense of space to our property.

We are therefore concerned that the proposed changes to 22B Gloucester Rd, particularly thecreation of a flat roofed outdoor space on the second floor will significantly impact privacy to theback of our property, leading to our property feeling far more overlooked than it is currently.Additional privacy measures such as having to draw blinds/ curtains whilst people are on theroofing in order to maintain sufficient privacy to our bedroom and living room will cut out the mainsource of daylight and sunlight to our living spaces, as well as our garden.

We object to the current application and would welcome a more detailed study of the sideelevation and back elevation - plus more details of the flat roof's proposed use - to provide a moreaccurate picture of how it will impact privacy at our property.

We also note that only half of the residents at Elton Mews have received notification of theplanning application. We would like to see all Elton Mews properties receive full notification andtime to comment. From our understanding of the technical documents it seems the properties thathave not received notification stand to be at least equally impacted by the changes, if not more,

through sharing the same outlook and shared garden to the back of their properties.

Rosie Sullivan and Lee Harrison