A reporter from the Scottish Government has dismissed an appeal against refusal of planning permission for a new house in Rothesay.
Karen Heywood, from the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA), says the proposed single-storey house in the garden at 45 Mountstuart Road, adjoining Leopold Road, would “bear no relationship to the style of the existing listed buildings on the Mountstuart Road frontage or to those on Crichton Road”.
Ms Heywood states in her report: “Although [the proposed new house] is modestly sized for a house, it would be much larger than any building which would be expected to be found to the rear of the main building on the plot.
“In my view its location, siting and its design in relation to the existing house at the appeal site and to the houses in Crichton Road would have little architectural or urban design logic.”
Planning permission for the house was refused by Argyll and Bute Council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee in February.
An application for a one-and-a-half storey house on the same site was turned down by the local authority in 2007, and an appeal dismissed by a DPEA reporter the following year.