Our latest planning permission news from July:

New House in Hampshire

We have finally secured planning permission for a new house in Hampshire. The new house will be built on the site of an old airfield.

The application was submitted back in April 2018, but was only determined at the end of June. The application went to three separate planning committees – and each time the application was recommended for refusal.

The proposals involve removing the existing airstrip, and stopping all aeronautical activity. Removing the airfield attracted a lot of support locally, both from local residents and the Parish Council.

In its place, we designed a large detached house with outbuildings. Large areas of tree planting were also included, which will significantly improve the surrounding environment.

Following the Committee resolving to grant planning permission last December, we spent the following 6 months liaising with Natural England and the Council to ensure that the dwelling can achieve ‘nitrate neutrality’.

As such, it is one of only a few applications for new build housing to be approved in Test Valley this year.

More New Build Home Projects:

Orangery Extension to Listed Building in Wiltshire

We have secured planning permission and listed building consent for an extension in Wiltshire.

The house is an impressive 6,000 sqft listed building in landscaped grounds. The back of the house needed to be improved and we established this with the council as soon as possible.

We then had to work to with the council to design an extension that would be acceptable for this historic building. We designed a traditional orangery style extension, which is sympathetic to the original house.

Adding the extension also gave our clients the opportunity to improve the interior layout of the house. We added some minor changes, as well as creating a lovely new kitchen and family space in the orangery.

Two-storey extension in Hampshire

We recently gained planning permission for a three stage project at a farmhouse in Hampshire.

The first part of the project is a two-storey extension to the front of the house. The second part is a new three-bay garage with a room in the roof. Finally, we also secured permission for change of use on the land.

The farmhouse was defined as a non-designated heritage asset, and so proposals had to reflect the significance of the building, and the surrounding farmstead.

Amended plans were submitted during the course of the application. We worked closely with the Council to come to a positive decision based on heritage, conservation, flood risk and archaeology grounds.

The Councils conservation officer agreed that the proposed development would preserve the historical significance of the site.

Stable Conversion in West Berkshire

We were recently successful in securing planning permission to convert a former stable block to a two bedroom house in West Berkshire. It follows a positive pre-application consultation with the Council in 2019.

The site falls within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We used Development Plan Policy C4 to agree with the council that the development will not harm the local area.

Listed Building Alterations

We were fortunate enough to recently work on a very unique home in Berkshire. The house is a locally listed building of a unique ‘italianate’ design, which includes a projecting lookout tower.

Our clients wanted to improve the layout and design quality of the building. We designed alterations that included changes to the roof and window details. Our design also reveals the characterful basement to allow that to relate better to the grounds of the property.

To secure consent we had to carefully consider the historical significance of the building. We also looked at the evolution of the site over time in order to justify our proposal.

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