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Appeal: 1-bed eco-home ruled ‘devoid of architectural merit’

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An inspector has dismissed plans to replace a triple garage block near Guildford with a one-bed ‘eco-dwelling’, strongly criticising the scheme's bland design and lack of private garden area.

The appeal site is a block of three garages in Godalming, Surrey, which backs onto a two-storey block of flats. The proposal would see the demolition of the garage block and construction of a “modest" 1-bed dwelling, with a sedum ‘green roof’ and rendered concrete walls.Inspector Claire Searson was strongly critical of the proposed home’s appearance. Dismissing the........
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