|Conditions / Reason for Refusal:
||(1) Reason for Refusal: The proposal is contrary to policy BE1 of the Mansfield District Local Plan (1998) which states:
PLANNING PERMISSION WILL BE GRANTED FOR DEVELOPMENTS WHICH ACHIEVE A HIGH STANDARD OF DESIGN PROVIDED THEY MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:-
1) THE SCALE, DENSITY, MASSING, HEIGHT, LAYOUT AND ACCESS RELATE WELL TO NEIGHBOURING BUILDINGS AND THE LOCAL AREA GENERALLY;
2) THE MATERIALS USED ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE SITE’S SURROUNDINGS;
3) THE LEVEL OF HARD AND SOFT LANDSCAPING IS CONSISTENT WITH THE TYPE AND DESIGN OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND ITS SETTING;
4) THE PROPOSAL INTEGRATES EXISTING LANDSCAPE AND NATURE CONSERVATION FEATURES.
The proposal would not meet criteria 1 and 2 of the above policy. The proposed pergola would appear extremely incongruous within this prominent frontage and would obscure views of the attractive building with a structure constructed of poor quality design and materials that do not relate to the surroundings.