Casebook: Appeal cases - Housing: new build - Homes ruled out of character with historic city

A proposal for 12 dwellings in St Albans has been ruled unacceptable on the grounds that the three-storey buildings would not be in keeping with adjacent lower-rise development. This would be compounded by "fussy articulation" of the principal elevations of the dwellings and detailing that would be in contrast to the character of properties in adjoining streets, the inspector decided.

This content can be viewed only by subscribers. Please sign in below or subscribe for full access

Sign in below

This page provides single sign-on for PlanningResource, DCP Online and COMPASS Online.

Having trouble signing in?

Forgotten password?

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still require assistance:

For individual planning subscriptions please contact Customer Support at

For DCP Online, COMPASS Online and Corporate Planning subscriptions please contact

Don't Have an Account?

Take out a subscription today

Not sure yet? Take a free trial to PlanningResource

To discuss corporate subscriptions, call us on 01452 835820.

Planning Subscriber Activation

I subscribe to Planning - activate my subscription

Planning subscription expired? Call 0208 267 8121, or email us to renew