Monday, 6 July 2009

Conservatory Conserving

MAZE Planning has successfully challenged an Enforcement Notice served on a family who had constructed a domestic conservatory thinking it had the benefit of Permitted Development rights.

MAZE helped the family, living close to the firm's Bury base, to implement a strategy of positive engagement with the local authority, which saw a planning application for retention of much of the conservatory approved in advance of the Enforcement Appeal Hearing.

The Inspector concluded that whilst the 5.1 metres structure built by the Appellant was much longer that a 3.0 metres advisory figure contained in a policy guidance note adopted by the local authority, there was no adverse impact on the amenity of neighbours. The Inspector endorsed the Apellant's case that planning permission should be granted to enable the whole conservatory to be retained, as built.

The appeal, was dealt with by Hearing on 16 June 2009 and the decision issued on 03 July.

[PINS Appeal Reference APP/T4210/C/08/2090649]