A PLANNING inspector has dismissed an appeal by applicant John Taylor against a decision by East Hampshire District Council to refuse permission for a single-storey extension to the rear of 7 Miller Lane in Upper Froyle, near Alton.

The appeal property is one half of a semi-detached pair with 6 Miller Lane, and the main issue was the effect of the proposed extension on the living conditions, as regards outlook and light, for the occupiers of the house next door.

While the appeal property falls within the Upper Froyle conservation area, and inspector Martin Andrews did not consider it would have any adverse affect on the character or appearance of the area, he did conclude that the proposed extension would have a harmful impact on the living conditions of the occupiers of 6 Miller Lane.