Appeal allowed for new dwelling in Green Belt

Following a refusal by the local planning authority, J & J Design have obtained planning permission on appeal for the extension and subdivision of an existing dwelling in the Green Belt to form two dwellings with improved vehicular access.

The Inspector accepted that the extension did not result in a disproportionate addition over and above the size of the original building.  It was accepted that floorspace was an appropriate criteria rather than footprint.

When considering highway safety it was agreed that the standards set out in Manual for Streets were appropriate and an improved access and vision splays would result in an acceptable scheme.