Case Study 5 - Thurland Road, Oldham

The Inspector considered other similar schemes in the area and agreed that the two storey part of the extension would not project significantly from the rear wall of the building. As a result of its projection and its shallow pitched roof it would not appear overly dominant. The single storey extension would extend along the boundary with the neighbour but would have an eaves height of around 2.4m – not significantly greater than the existing boundary treatment. Again the roof would have a shallow pitch and be of a hipped form which would reduce its massing. I am therefore satisfied that the extensions would not appear unduly overbearing when viewed from adjoining properties.