Neighbour wanting a front extension, not pleased.

Neighbour wanting a front extension, not pleased.

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alfie2244

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129 months

Wednesday 15th May
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thebraketester said:
One step up from a polaroid photo of an Etch A Sketch.
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Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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5,939 posts

41 months

Wednesday 15th May
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21TonyK said:
Out of curiosity I had a look earlier.

Not the greatest, and personally, I would not be happy to have that next to my front door.
Thank you. Over recent pages opinion was turning against us, that we were being unreasonable, and what ground do we have to object.

The main thing is that no he has made the commitment to build further away from our boundary, so even if we don't like it we can fence it off and screen it.

Now to just see if it goes through planning.

PartOfTheProblem

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112 months

Wednesday 15th May
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It's nice to see the dimensions on the plans, but bloody hell that's going to look awful. Sliding uPVC doors and polycarb roof? Wow. At least it will be brick built, which is something. I'd be miffed if it was next door to me, but there's no real reason to object to it.

Thanks for sharing the details, nice to actually have all of the info relating to a thread for once!

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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PartOfTheProblem said:
It's nice to see the dimensions on the plans, but bloody hell that's going to look awful. Sliding uPVC doors and polycarb roof? Wow. At least it will be brick built, which is something. I'd be miffed if it was next door to me, but there's no real reason to object to it.

Thanks for sharing the details, nice to actually have all of the info relating to a thread for once!
It's going to be largely wooden construction, with brick slips lower down. We agree, it will look dreadful, and a sliding patio door is a moronic idea. We had considered over bearing (I hope I've spelled it correctly this time!) would be a valid objection, but shockingly it seems isn't. All said let's just hope that planning see a reason to decline it.

PartOfTheProblem

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112 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
It's going to be largely wooden construction, with brick slips lower down. We agree, it will look dreadful, and a sliding patio door is a moronic idea. We had considered over bearing (I hope I've spelled it correctly this time!) would be a valid objection, but shockingly it seems isn't. All said let's just hope that planning see a reason to decline it.
Oh gosh, I just looked at the elevations which showed brick, I didn't realise they were slips...

I really wouldn;t be losing too much sleep over it, getting it moved over is a big win. I'd be looking forwards to getting your new fence and screening sorted smile

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21TonyK

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150 months

Wednesday 15th May
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It's probably been covered already, but...

A quick scoot around on google maps shows lots of porches on nearby properties, fair enough. But none of them that I can see are on properties that have a shared entrance area and none are in close proximity to the neighbours front door.

Also, just looking at the frontage it looks very much like your neighbours front door could have been moved at some point so it is closer to yours.


thebraketester

7,408 posts

79 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I don't understand why the owners cannot see that it is going to look wk.

Brick built... a decent front door with side panels, solid roof with nice tiles and a couple of velux.... It could look "OK"


Instead of this...


Alucidnation

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111 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Andeh1 said:
Alucidnation said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Ah for gods sake. You leave a thread unconcluded and you get told off. You attempt to do the opposite and you receive nobbish posts like the above rolleyes
laugh

Relax.
Yes, relax - It's Alucidnation. Knobbish posts are his specialty round here. biglaugh
Thanks.

Taken years to perfect.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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5,939 posts

41 months

Wednesday 15th May
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thebraketester said:
I don't understand why the owners cannot see that it is going to look wk.

Brick built... a decent front door with side panels, solid roof with nice tiles and a couple of velux.... It could look "OK"


Instead of this...

Agreed, but that would cost him more, which is the crux of it all. He is as tight as trying to drive a Volvo in to a drinking straw.

We had proposed a suggestion that he moved the waste pipe to the other side of the door, then enclose that in a porch, but no, that would cost too much.

It's one of our few small hopes, that planning agree that it would look ridiculous, and decline it accordingly.

shady lee

584 posts

123 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Jesus that looks morbid, I may of missed this but how is his house significantly bigger than your layout?.

Just the way they were split up?

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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You're only the second person on the thread to cotton on to this IIRC, but I can't blame you for not wanting to read all 27(?) pages to check!

Below are two floorplans, not our houses, but others in the village of the same layout. They're L shaped. He's wide at the front, narrow at the back, we're narrow at the front, wide at the back. One advantage to our layout is a wider rear garden. The one shown of our layout is different, in as much that our bedroom 3 is now an upstairs bathroom, and the old downstairs bathroom is now a second reception area. This reception area is going to be swapped with the kitchen, to give a smaller (but still adequate) kitchen, and a larger reception area, also currently being extended by 4 metres.
We're also going to take a metre off bedroom 2 for a stairwell to the third storey, and it will become a 3 storey 3 bed.

Ours is a mirror image of the second floor plan, so it inter-locks with his, the first image.





Edited by Fermit and Sexy Sarah on Wednesday 15th May 13:27

Rewe

377 posts

33 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Alucidnation said:
Andeh1 said:
Alucidnation said:
Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
Ah for gods sake. You leave a thread unconcluded and you get told off. You attempt to do the opposite and you receive nobbish posts like the above rolleyes
laugh

Relax.
Yes, relax - It's Alucidnation. Knobbish posts are his specialty round here. biglaugh
Thanks.

Taken years to perfect.
Congratulations on your life achievement.

paulrockliffe

8,301 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Equus said:
yes It's a matter of public record.

Application here if the link works (sometimes they time out).

Otherwise, it's application ref. 19//00240/FUL at Bolsover District Council, if anyone cares.

He's done well to get it validated, on the basis of those drawings: if I submitted that sort of crap as a professional agent, they'd throw it straight back at me.
Those are brilliant drawings, the second one that's side ways on I took the roof to be the garden and it took 5 minutes for my brain to resolve it so it didn't look like one of those endless stairs drawing things where nothing makes sense!

Rewe

377 posts

33 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Equus said:
yes It's a matter of public record.

Application here if the link works (sometimes they time out).

Otherwise, it's application ref. 19//00240/FUL at Bolsover District Council, if anyone cares.

He's done well to get it validated, on the basis of those drawings: if I submitted that sort of crap as a professional agent, they'd throw it straight back at me.
That is going to be hideous! It would fit right in in Soweto shanty town. vomit

Equus

5,837 posts

42 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Rewe said:
That is going to be hideous! It would fit right in in Soweto shanty town. vomit
Trouble is, have you seen the rest of the street? It's going to be difficult to argue that it is 'out of keeping with the local area'!

LaurasOtherHalf

14,802 posts

137 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Equus said:
Trouble is, have you seen the rest of the street? It's going to be difficult to argue that it is 'out of keeping with the local area'!
I was talking about you today as it happens. Mate is trying to extend a lovely detached property and has been knocked back as he's wanting to extend both sides of the front aspect.

Don't suppose there's any way of contacting you professionally is there?

Equus

5,837 posts

42 months

Wednesday 15th May
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Don't suppose there's any way of contacting you professionally is there?
Yes, ping me a message via my profile.

If you can give me the planning reference number and name of the Local Authority for the application that has been knocked back, I'll have a quick look to understand the reasons for refusal, and give you an initial view on what I think its prospects are.

Edited by Equus on Wednesday 15th May 20:56

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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Wednesday 15th May
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21TonyK said:
It's probably been covered already, but...

A quick scoot around on google maps shows lots of porches on nearby properties, fair enough. But none of them that I can see are on properties that have a shared entrance area and none are in close proximity to the neighbours front door.

Also, just looking at the frontage it looks very much like your neighbours front door could have been moved at some point so it is closer to yours.
It has, but all valid points. the shared entrance element isn't uncommon in the village. The front yards were/are communal, but over the decades they have been dived up, which we have no issue with.

We agree that none up the road (Portland Terrace?) are on the boundary line.

And yes, the neighbours house was butchered by the previous owner, the none removed lintels tell the story of how it was intended. Logic would suggest putting it all right, but that costs more than he wishes to spend. Tight arse.

dickymint

16,535 posts

199 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
21TonyK said:
It's probably been covered already, but...

A quick scoot around on google maps shows lots of porches on nearby properties, fair enough. But none of them that I can see are on properties that have a shared entrance area and none are in close proximity to the neighbours front door.

Also, just looking at the frontage it looks very much like your neighbours front door could have been moved at some point so it is closer to yours.
It has, but all valid points. the shared entrance element isn't uncommon in the village. The front yards were/are communal, but over the decades they have been dived up, which we have no issue with.

We agree that none up the road (Portland Terrace?) are on the boundary line.

And yes, the neighbours house was butchered by the previous owner, the none removed lintels tell the story of how it was intended. Logic would suggest putting it all right, but that costs more than he wishes to spend. Tight arse.
redcard Unless you know their financial circumstances? For all we know that's their life savings going into something to improve their lot. Sorry but your post is well out of order.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

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dickymint said:
redcard Unless you know their financial circumstances? For all we know that's their life savings going into something to improve their lot. Sorry but your post is well out of order.
Having been their neighbour for 4 years we could cite endless other examples, it is a fact.
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