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Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Markwoody73, 6 Dec 2018 at 9:00 PM.

  1. Markwoody73

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    ok, a provocative title to get all you property and planning aficionados on edge.

    Long and short. Neighbours house fronts the road. We live down an access road. He wants to put an extension on with a first floor window that overlooks our garden, and looks into our conservatory and dining room. Hopefully the picture that will upload will show you the scene... (we are the house behind the red line) but it’s pretty much what I’ve just put down, that it’s ‘intrusive’. I’ve lodged my grievance on the planning portal.... any further help/views appreciated. Mark
     

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    Obscure glass?
     
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    Where is the window? Where is your conservatory?

    DIYnot does not charge extra for bigger pictures.
     
  4. Markwoody73

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    Woody, the property with the red line is applying for 1st floor windows.

    We are in front, as per the plan, and our dining room and separate conservatory will be in plain sight....

    If I were back in the old country (london) I’d have kinda expected it, but we came out and bought a detached with big garden for a bit of peace and quiet.... what are people’s thiuhts on what is being proposed?
     
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    I'm confused. Presumably that house is side-on to yours and is now proposing a rear extension with side facing 1st floor windows? Your post is pretty confusing Mark - can you indicate on the plan:

    The orientation of the houses, where the existing windows are (i.e. do they already overlook but are just moving the windows 3 metres closer), which house is yours, and where the conservatory is?
     
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    Hi neighbour
     
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    Loss of privacy is a legitimate objection, put it in writing and see what the planner says.

    However, I don't really understand your plan or what you mean by "intrusive". If your house and garden are not overlooked at all and a neighbour is proposing to build an extension with windows that overlook your property then your objection is likely to be successful, the planners might make the neighbour move the windows or use obscure glass as Nakajo suggested. If your house is already overlooked and this is just an extra window then I doubt your objection would be given much weight.
     
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    I’ve just noted in the photo positions of windows and my front door. W - window. D - door. You can see my house faces his. Effectively as we are, we are up a private drive and not overlooked. This introduction overlooks our front garden, front door, dining room and conservatory
     
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    Me and my bro will be round later to "discuss" this.
     
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    Oh. I read it the other way around - "we are the house behind the red line" says something else in woody world - you should know that. :rolleyes:

    Yes there is a potentional loss of amenity, loss of privacy and over-looking (use those words).

    Obscure glazing and a high opening casement may reduce these concerns.

    Otherwise, a leylandi would solve it.
     
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    All very funny and I like a good old fashioned war, but I’d like some serious replies too
     
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    Just got your reply. Why should I plant a leylandii....we are south facing!!!!!!!
     
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    Cordyline or Tracycarpus then.

    It will block the window. The extension will be already be blocking light.

    Trim it when it gets to window height.

    Wrong forum mate.
     
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    I’ll just register my objection and see where it goes from there. I’m not planting as it’s a parking space there.
     
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