TWO appeals over planners’ refusals for house extensions in Winchester. Two different decisions.

The Planning Inspectorate has allowed the challenge from Adrian Lusmore for a two-story add-on to the rear of a house in Greenhill Avenue, Fulflood.

But another planning inspector has rejected the appeal by Gilly Heath for a two-storey rear extension for a property in Middle Brook Street.

At Greenhill Avenue the planning committee had rejected their own officers’ recommendation to refuse the scheme.

But inspector Martin Andrews in his decision, said: “In my assessment, the proposal is for a high-quality design that incorporates both traditional and contemporary materials in a form and at a scale that would draw the eye to this part of the Greenhill Avenue/Greenhill Road street scene in a positive way.

“I also saw on my visit that a contemporary approach has been adopted in respect of alterations and extensions at adjoining and nearby dwellings comprising 45A Greenhill Road and 7 Greenhill Avenue respectively.”

over Middle Brook Street, inspector CJ Leigh wrote: “The proposed extension would be a very large addition at ground, first and roof levels. The design pays little attention to the host building and the neighbours due to its scale, height, and failure in the fenestration and roof form to respond to the locality.

“It would be a significantly disproportionate addition to the house that dominates the terrace and wider area, being very intrusive in views from the rear and other properties.”