The proposal was for a two storey extension in a Bournemouth Conservation Area. The Council said it would harm the spacious character of the Conservation Area and that two parking spaces would be unacceptably difficult to access. But the Inspector agreed with us that “the character and appearance of the conservation area would be preserved”. She decided the parking arrangement would be acceptable having attempted the manoeuvre herself and finding it not particularly difficult.
This was an important decision for our client as, whilst only an extension, this particular approval opens up new possibilities for the site.