Jeremy Shears

my residence is in a designated conservation area and hence I needed planning permission for my 2.1 Pulsar observatory. Note the house itself is not listed – it is a contemporary construction.

Before I submitted my application I spoke to the planning department and also to neighbours. The main concern was that the obsy should not be visually obtrusive. the planning officer asked whether the building would be white or silver as that might cause problems. I indicated that a number of colours were available including green.

When the approval came through, the only stipulation was that the fibreglass must be green! I considered this to be a result. Since this colour was also favoured by my wife, I was able to proceed.