DLP (Planning) Ltd (DLP) have secured planning permission on appeal for the replacement of an existing two bay timber garage with a new three bay steel and masonry garage, in Sutton-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. The development was needed to house an antique steam roller and traction wagon, the steam roller being only one of two in existence.
DLP were engaged by the landowner following the refusal of planning permission by Newark and Sherwood District Council. The Council refused the development based on the alleged detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the area.
DLP submitted and managed the appeal, providing a robust Statement of Case demonstrating that the proposal was appropriate by virtue of it being proportionate to a specific domestic need and that it would not be overly dominant in comparison to the main dwelling house. Furthermore it was demonstrated that the proposed materials, roof pitch and doors were appropriate in the context of the site.
The Inspector in his conclusion agreed, stating “the proposed development is well designed, in compliance with the SPD guidance in relation to garages and outbuildings, and would complement the character and appearance of the house and area.” The appeal was allowed and planning permission was granted conditionally for the development.