Improvements to the standard of accommodation provides Very Special Circumstances in green belt image
A small extension to the front of a bungalow in the Green Belt has been allowed on appeal even though it was found to result in a disproportionate addition to the original dwellinghouse.  

The Inspector found that when balancing the planning issues the proposal would provide a very significant benefit in terms of the standard of accommodation the dwelling would provide in the long term.  It was also found to improve the living conditions of the current occupiers of the property.

These matters cumulatively carry very substantial weight and accordingly this outweighs the harm to the Green Belt. On this basis the very special circumstances needed to justify the proposal were demonstrated.