We have 6 acres and verbal permission to replace our static caravan with a dwelling. We have chosen a simple cottage design which faces front and back and not overlooking anyone. Our road has about 12 houses and bungalows all completely different sizes and styles. None of our neighbour’s object and we are supported by our parish council. The planning officer says she wants it to be less noticeable and to lower the ridge height and not have any second floor windows facing the road. This however makes it difficult to build anything but an ugly bungalow with very little usable space on the second floor. We have fantastic views front and back which we would like to see. Why do they insist on bungalows and what’s wrong with a one and half storey cottage. Should we just leave the plans as they are and potentially go to appeal or should we be grateful and turn our preference into another ugly bungalow in the countryside?