The single-storey building was used as an office with further accommodation in the attic and the proposed increase in height would effectively create a three-storey structure. The inspector decided that the mansard roof would severely detract from the castle's setting and undermine the character and appearance of the conservation area. He acknowledged that the council's architect had no objection to the scheme but held that this did not mean that the scheme was acceptable.
DCS Number 100-051-330
Inspector Tony Bingham; Written representations.