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79 BELMONT ROAD       14/00445/H

The Society is extremely concerned about the design of the new dormer which is designed in the style of a chalet bungalow and incompatible with the period, style and proportions of the existing house.

We strongly recommend that the dormer is cut back to cill height and the window and dormer are reduced in width.  The window should be 1.8m wide in two vertical panes and the dormer a maximum of 2.4m wide.  It is imperative that the dormer is a secondary element within the roof and does not challenge the 2 storey bay window below.  Secondly, the cheeks of the dormer should be clad either in red/brown plain tiles to blend into the roof or ideally with lead, which is traditional for a period property.  Painted render is not a suitable finish for the sides of a dormer as it makes the dormer look too large and requires ongoing maintenance which is both difficult and expensive at roof level.

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