BCP Council (Bournemouth area): Neil McKeon has recently won a householder appeal against BCP Council and secured planning permission for alterations and extensions to a chalet bungalow in Kinson.

The proposal includes ground and first floor extensions with substantial roof expansion, creating an extensive contemporary remodelling of the existing chalet bungalow. The proposal (designed by DOT Architecture) sees a major overhaul of the existing bungalow and delivers a spacious open-plan ground floor kitchen/living space, with additional utility/storage space and an expanded first floor to create enhanced bedroom accommodation for the client.

The Council objected to the original scheme due to the size, scale and siting which, in their view, created a dominating form of overdevelopment which was judged to be out of keeping with the host dwelling, streetscene and the character and appearance of the area. Following the refusal, Pure Town Planning were instructed to challenge the decision at appeal.

Our statement of case was assessed by the Inspector – which focused on rebutting the Council’s objections. The Inspector acknowledged the scheme would be a “significant remodelling of the dwelling that would radically alter its design”. However, the Inspector concluded that the proposal would contribute positively to the appearance of the surrounding context and would be compliant with the Council’s design policy – ensuring a high quality development and thereby overturning the Council’s decision.

If you have recently been refused planning permission and would like to discuss the appeal option, then why not call Pure Town Planning on 01202 585524 or email info@puretownplanning.co.uk to see how we can help you.