I am writing on behalf of the Tenterden & District Residents Association (TDRA) to object to this application for the following reasons:
We feel that the proposed location for the air conditioning unit would visually harm a key elevation facing the main focal point of Tenterden High Street, St Mildred’s Church.
We feel that this would be wholly inappropriate for such a prominent location in the High Street conservation area. The existing A/C unit was set back on the chimney wall with a timber housing to reduce the visual impact.
The proposed unit is set on the outer ridge of the roof in a highly visually obtrusive position, the new unit should be more sensitively positioned – either hidden in the roof area or at the very least in the location of the existing unit with a suitable housing (timber slat) to minimise the visual impact.
TDRA Planning Secretary