DLP Planning Ltd (DLP) has won an appeal for an outbuilding ancillary to the existing residential cottage within the Peak District National Park. The outbuilding was required to accommodate the plant and equipment required to operate the renewable sources of energy being used on the site.
The Local Planning Authority refused the original application due to concerns about the size of the outbuilding and use of materials, which it felt would be harmful to the cottage and wider landscape.
We were instructed to review the reasons for refusal applied by the Local Planning Authority and advise the client on the prospect of success at appeal.
In allowing the appeal the Inspector agreed with the case that DLP put forward that the proposed outbuilding would not be overly large and would be subordinate to the cottage in terms of size and massing. The Inspector also found that the proposed materials would ensure that the proposed outbuilding would not visually compete with the cottage.
This is great news for our client who can continue with her plans to create a self-sufficient dwelling off-grid.