We’ve not been in the habit of posting every Planning success we have, here at Sensus. You can probably blame me (Martin) for that, ‘cos I find the whole FIG JAM aspect of social media business promotion a bit cringeworthy. But our marketing experts tell me I’ve got to, and there’s hopefully a valid point behind this one for some people, perhaps, so here goes:
Approval today for another extension for us at Gooderstone, near our Norfolk office.
The Planners tend to apply a general principal that extensions need to be ‘subordinate’ to the parent dwelling and on this sort of full-depth side extension will often try to insist that it is stepped back a little from the front of the house, or has a step down in the roof line.
Rules are best used for the guidance of wise men, and the obedience of fools, though, and the sort of ‘token’ steps in the shape of the building that result from slavish adherence to this one often look a bit silly, to be perfectly honest. Common sense prevailed in this case, and Breckland Planning Department had no hesitation in approving our proposal for a continuous ridge line and frontage on the two storey part of the extension.