Boat Store Dudley Gardens Oxford OX4 1BH

19 October 2020

Erection of first floor extension to existing boat house (Use Class B1) to create 2 x 1-bed flats (Use Class C3). Insertion of 1no. door to south elevation. Provision of bin and cycle stores.

The design contained in these proposals appears to be unnecessarily high, with an unnecessarily steeply-pitched roof, creating an overbearing impression on the street scene. Compliance with the “45 degree rule” for daylight and sunlight effects on neighbours is claimed, but not demonstrated, and it would appear that the proposed design would seriously compromise the daylight amenity of the neighbouring property. Consent should be refused pending review of these issues.