I just hate when planners here in Ireland say:

Oh you must keep in tone with your neighbours. Even though:

A) The nearest building to you is 1 mile away!!
or

B) Left to of the site is a Bungalow, slate roof in Black amd to the right is a two storey building with a red concrete tile roof!!

or

C) After you tried to 'blend in' someone AFTER you comes along and gets planning
for something totally out of place!!