Planning permission

We have planning permission for two semi-detached houses, each with a floor area of about 200m².


We wanted to build an attractive 21st century design, but sensitive to its surroundings (above left).  Sadly, this did not meet with the approval of the planners.  They favoured something much more traditional, although there is a real mixture of styles along the road from the original 1930s houses onwards.  Recent developments have tended to be more gables with echoes of Victorian style.  So we have had to follow along (above right).

The final design has developed a bit further since this image, but it is broadly like this.  The roof is more complicated than the curved one.  I feel that the addition of a front door detracts from the front room and overall the design is less elegant, but so be it.

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