Successful Appeal for Rear Extension

SF Planning have secured planning permission in the London Borough of Brent, following a successful appeal for a rear extension.

The Local Planning Authority (LPA) refused our client’s application on the grounds of:

  • Character and Appearance
  • Impact and loss of light to the adjoining property
  • Tree protection

The property is a three storey mid-terrace dwelling. The area is residential in character comprising of large predominantly brick buildings dating from the early 1900s. A number of neighbouring properties have been subject to rear extensions.

Our planning consultant demonstrated that the proposed rear extension complies with all relevant planning policy. In this case, those policies comprise of the London Plan (2021) and the Brent Local Plan (2022). The Brent’s SPD2: Residential Extensions and Alterations (2018) and the Mapesbury Conservation Area Design Guide (2018) are also a material consideration.

In relation to tree protection on the site the inspector noted:

“5 documents relating to the matter of trees were prepared… and submitted with the appeal… They provide sufficient information to address this reason for refusal and show that this is an arboriculturally defensible scheme.”

The Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate agreed with our approach that the development is wholly acceptable. The design approach respects the character of the site and has no visual impact on the street scene or wider setting of the conservation area.

A great result for our clients, who can now begin work on extending this family home.

For more information on this successful appeal for a rear extension, please contact Gary Dickens.

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Thanks to the following for their support with this project:

Andreas Christodoulou Architectural Associates


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