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TBS response: OBJECT
Recommendation submitted 28-04-18
This application appears to have been withdrawn but an equivalent scheme proposed and approved under "permitted development" rules - see reference 18/03256/CP re "certificate of lawfulness". We are very distressed about this further abuse, as we see it, of planning powers.
Why? For more information see our original comment was as follows:-
There are many large and badly designed dormers currently being added to the roofscape of Bishopston. Many are built under the loose planning guidelines of Permitted Development, where no plans are submitted and there is no advance notice of what is proposed until the work is complete. In this case, an application has been submitted and the design is truly horrendous; a huge box dormer sat very awkwardly on top of a relatively small house, designed by a roofing contractor with no care or thought for the implications for the house, the neighbours or the character of the area. This is a problem which is becoming a nationwide epidemic. The Bishopston Society has raised the issue with councillors, the local MP and hence the Government, but there has been no meaningful response.