Glass room addition out of keeping with overtly modern block

Plans by the owner of a top floor flat in southwest London to add a 'glass' room extension would undermine the character of the host building, an inspector has determined, and would appear as an incongruous addition.

The host building comprised a substantial block of flats of overtly modern design with a flat roof on top of which was sited a rectangular structure comprising the appellant’s apartment. The glass room would be attached to this structure, the inspector noted, and would have a shallow pitched roof which would not accord with the angular design of the host building. As a consequence it would detract from the cohesive and distinctive appearance of the building and the character of the area.

Inspector: Paul Freer; Written representations

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