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Appeal overturns Hertsmere Borough Council’s iron gates planning rejection for Radlett House
An appeal has overturned Hertsmere Borough Council’s decision to refuse planning permission to build iron gates and railings around a Radlett house.
Politicians rejected the partly retrospective application to install iron railings and two access gates, with a front boundary hedge, at the property in The Ridgeway in April.
The proposal was thrown out at a planning meeting because it was "considered that the proposed development with the introduction of 1.5m high brick piers and gates would result in a detrimental impact on the visual amenity of the area".
The appeal, made by Stuart Freeman against the council, has been allowed and permission has been granted to build iron gates, render-coated piers and iron railings.
The Planning Inspectorate said the "proposed piers and gates would not be at odds with their immediate surroundings, and would not create the fortress-like environment that the Council’s Planning and Design Guide advises against".
The inspectorate concluded that "the scheme would not materially detract from the character and appearance of the locality".
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