PLANNING chiefs have rejected proposals to upgrade a house by installing a dormer window.

An application relating to one of three neighbouring properties at Ravens Way, Milford on Sea, has been turned down by New Forest District Council.

Members of Milford Parish Council had urged the authority to refuse the application.

They said: “The parish council is concerned about the poor design of this proposal and the intrusive effect it could have on neighbouring properties in terms of overlooking.”

A report to district councillors added: “The dormer would be an incongruous and bulky addition that would disrupt the symmetry of these well-designed buildings.”