Application Details

Reference 18/01678/CP
Address 33 Berkeley Road Bishopston Bristol BS7 8HF  
Street View
Proposal Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed loft conversion to create an additional 2 No. bedrooms and shower room with side facing dormers and Velux roof lights.
Validated 28-03-18
Type Certificate of Lawfulness - proposed
Status Decided
Determination Deadline 23-05-18
Decision Certificate of Lawfulness BE ISSUED
Decision Issued 23-05-18
BCC Planning Portal Application
Public Comments Supporters: 0 Objectors: 1    Total: 1
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TBS articles

TBS response: OBJECT

Recommendation submitted 28-04-18

We are disappointed that yet another application for an unsightly double saddle dormer roof extension that's out of keeping with the character area, and counter to our policy, has been approved under "permitted development" regulations.

Public Comments

The Bishopston Society  OBJECT

This is yet another local example of unsightly box dormers being used to createsubstantial additional living space at roof level without full planning permission, carried out underPermitted Development. Permitted Development is crystal clear that roof dormers are only allowedon the rear side of the house i.e. where not visible from the street. Unfortunately, PD does notdefine what applies when the roof, as is very often the case in Bishopston, is at 90 degrees to thestreet. So this case is left to local interpretation which in our view quite wrongly has led to a rash ofbox dormers appearing all over the area, with significant and rapidly increasing detrimental impactto the area. The preferred way to extend the roofspace of houses which gable onto the street isdemonstrated at nos. 23, 38 and 40 Egerton Road where the roof has been taken off and raisedup approx. 1m, thus creating two good and characterful bedrooms and looking as though it wasalways built like that. The box dormer is doing untold harm to the integrity of the street scene inour area and will be a cause for regret over time. We recommend refusal.