The Bishopston Society is extremely concerned about this application for a roof extension.

The proposals show huge boxy dormers on the roof with no respect for the existing character of the house.  This is a classic example of how a roof extension should not be designed.  We strongly recommend refusal.

As a result of this letter, we were pleased to receive the following reply from the Council:

Dear Sir/Madam

Notification of Decision

Application No.  13/04626/H
Site Address:  14 Kersteman Road Bristol BS6 7BX

Following your comments about the above application, I can inform you that the proposal was considered under delegated powers on 22 November 2013, and the decision was as follows:  REFUSED.

Please note that while the above application has been refused planning permission, the applicant does have the opportunity to appeal against the decision, and this will mean the application being re-examined by an independent Planning Inspector. In addition, a fresh application could be submitted which seeks to overcome the stated reasons for refusal, which the council would have to consider and make a decision on. In either case, we will write to you and let you know what is happening.

A copy of the officer report and decision notice with the reasons for refusal, can now be viewed from our website.A copy of the officer report and the decision notice with any conditions attached, can now be viewed from our website.

If you require any further information about this application, please contact us.

Yours faithfully

Development Management
Bristol City Council


Subsequent to the above letter, the Council has now informed us that:

 Appeal starting date:    30 December 2013.

An appeal has been made to the First Secretary of State against the city council who has refused to grant planning permission for the above. The appeal will be determined by an inspector, following the submission of written representations by the parties concerned.

We will forward copies of all representations made to us in relation to the application, before it was determined, on to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant.  The Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will consider these representations when determining the appeal.

The Planning Inspectorate will publish appeal documentation, including copies of representations received, on the Planning Portal website.  All information provided in your representation, including your name and address, will be published.  If you object to publication in this way, please contact the Planning Inspectorate directly.

The appeal form, setting out the appellant’s grounds of appeal can be viewed on the council’s website at http://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications. Please enter the application reference 13/04626/H and select search.

You can check the progress of this case at www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs . On this website you can also view the publication ‘A guide to taking part in planning appeals’. The Planning Inspectorate will publish copies of appeal decisions on the Planning Portal website above.

Development Management

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