Application Details

Reference 18/00502/H
Address 48 Egerton Road Bristol BS7 8HL  
Street View
Proposal Loft conversion including dormer extension and roof alteration
Validated 30-01-18
Type Full Planning (Householders)
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 21-02-18
Determination Deadline 27-03-18
Decision REFUSED
Decision Issued 27-03-18
BCC Planning Portal Application
Public Comments Supporters: 1 Objectors: 5    Total: 6
No. of Page Views 89

TBS response: OBJECT

Recommendation submitted 19-03-18

Public Comments

The Bishopston Society  OBJECT

48 EGERTON ROAD 19 March 2018

This application is the latest of a rash of boxy roof dormer developments which are increasinglyblighting the Bishopston area and Egerton Road in particular. The proposal submitted is far froman architectural solution to the challenge of increasing the floor area of a 2 storey gabled periodproperty. The large and extremely wide proposed dormer would be clearly visible from the streetand even over the rooftop of no. 46 next door which is at a lower level.The main section of the proposed dormer, said to be allowed under Permitted Development, isunfortunate, ungainly and unsightly. However, the proposed further continuation of that dormerover the stairs and the bathroom below, to accommodate the en-suite, is unnecessary andunacceptable and should not be permitted. The detrimental impact which this application wouldhave on the host property and neighbouring properties, not forgetting the street scene at large, isconsiderable. Simply planting a large faceless flat roofed box on the roof of an attractive andcharacterful period property is not an acceptable solution.The preferred approach is clearly demonstrated at no. 23 Egerton Road, where the pitched roofwas taken off and raised up just enough to achieve adequate room-in-the-roof headroom and thenthe roof tiles and the decorated fascia boards were reinstated, such that the end result looks as if itwas originally built that way. If this approach was followed at no. 48, this would produce a long thinusable space, where the bedroom would be at the rear overlooking the garden and the en-suite atthe front with a small square window set within the newly raised front gable. The headroom overthe top of the stairs could be provided by means of a catslide side dormer locally, creating acharacterful asymmetrical rear gable. The flat roof over the bathroom below should be leftuntouched.

We strongly recommend refusal of the current application as it stands.

Ms Jean Oliver 46 EGERTON ROAD BRISTOL   OBJECT

Comments for Application 18/00502/H

Application summaryAddress 48 Egerton Road, Bristol, BS7 8HLProposal Loft conversion including dormer extension and roof alterationCase Officer Conrad Rodzaj

Customer detailsName Jean OliverAddress 46 Egerton Road, Bristol, BS7 8HLObjection to Planning Permission

Comments

To whom it may concern

Regarding the above planning application. I am concerned as to the overall accuracy of the plansthat have been submitted by the architects. Having seen the Land Registry map submitted byKathy Wyatt (50/52 Egerton Road) showing an error on the ownership of the lane.Yours faithfullyJean Oliver

Unknown   SUPPORT

Mrs Claire Jaff 51 EGERTON ROAD BISHOPSTON BRISTOL   OBJECT

To whom it may concern

Regarding the above application I would like to make the following comments.I understand the wish to create more internal living space, however, I have real concerns aboutthe impact of these plans for an extended dormer on the neighbourhood , particularly in terms ofthe design and scale.Firstly, despite being set back, the design appears to be overly large and out of proportion with thehouse or roof size. As the dormer extension does not come within existing permitted planningguidelines for dormers, the resulting appearance appears to be unnaturally large and dominant,altering the general character of this row of pitched houses. In addition the plans show a box-shaped extended dormer design which is not in-keeping with the appearance of a Victorian,pitched- roof house in a road which is known for its historically, unique and green character.Secondly, the size of the extended dormer will impact directly on the aspect from the top, frontbedroom of No 51 opposite, blocking the present view of a natural skyline of pitched roofs.The last concern relates to the proposal to raise the chimney stacks which is not outlined in red onthe plans and so it is unclear as to the intention or impact here.I have spoken to the present owner of No 48 about my concerns and I hope that these can beresolved to everyone's satisfaction.

Yours faithfully

Claire Jaff

Ms Jean Oliver 46 EGERTON ROAD BRISTOL   OBJECT

Comments for Application 18/00502/H

Application summaryAddress 48 Egerton Road, Bristol, BS7 8HLProposal Loft conversion including dormer extension and roof alterationCase Officer Conrad Rodzaj

Customer detailsName Jean OliverAddress 46 Egerton Road, Bristol, BS7 8HLObjection to Planning Permission

CommentsTo whom it may concernRegarding the above planning application I believe the side dormer referred to as the extensiondormer even though it is set back slightly on the roof it is not in keeping with the character of thehouse and would just be an unsightly box and will give a rather lopsided appearance to theproperty.It is not shown by how much the chimney stack will be raised and raising the chimney stack wouldlook out of proportion to the other stack belonging to 48 and those at number 46The window to the rear would overlook my garden.

Yours faithfullyJean Oliver

Unknown   OBJECT

Can I ask for this error to be corrected on the architect's plan please before the application is taken further? My points of concern that relate to the extension dormer indicated in red on the application plans, are as follows. o Loss of light o Loss of privacy in upper bedroom and hallway due to the introduction of 3 new windows directly opposite.

o Overshadowing of my home o Design o Appearance of the development o The unfortunate misrepresentation of the ownership of the lane between the two houses. Yours faithfully, Kathy Wyatt