Our latest planning permission news from June:

Replacement House in Wiltshire

Fowlers have recently secured full planning permission for a replacement house in Wiltshire. The plans will replace a small, poorly designed house, with a larger three-bedroom dwelling.

During the application process the Council imposed a Tree Preservation Order on a Scots Pine Tree within the site. This meant that the tree could not be removed and the design had to be sensitive to this. We helped our clients get an Arboricultural consultant on board, who assessed the plans and advise on how to protect the tree.

The new house is large than the existing dwelling, which would usually be more difficult to get approval for. However, because there are similarly large houses nearby, the new design fits well into its surroundings. The planning office agreed that the plot would ‘readily absorb a dwelling of this size’ – therefore the application was approved.

New House in Hampshire

After 3 ½ months, we have received planning permission for a replacement house in Hampshire.

The site is in the Test Valley area and within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We secured planning permission on the site back in September 2018 for a similar scheme, and were approached by the new landowners to progress with a new scheme.

Following pre-application discussions and a withdrawn application, the Landscape Officer was satisfied with the proposals that were presented under the most recent application.

A comprehensive soft landscaping scheme will ensure that the new dwelling sits comfortably in this location, and we look forward to seeing how the development progresses over the coming months.

Two New Pre-Fab Houses in Wiltshire

Fowlers planning team recently obtained planning permission for two pre-fabricated houses in Wiltshire.

The plot is in a residential are and currently has a bungalow on it. Our planning team worked with an external design team to secure consent to replace this with two detached houses.

Both houses will be two-storey, similar to lots of nearby houses, and make good use of the plot size.

Fowlers strive to continually learn and adapt, and have worked with external design companies on a number of projects. Pre-fabricated houses were a new challenge for us, but our planning team successfully managed the planning process, and our clients were delighted with the result.

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Listed Building Extension in Wiltshire

Following a tricky pre-application with the council, planning permission and listed building consent was recently secured for a number of alterations on a listed building in Wiltshire.

The works included the demolition of a modern and unattractive conservatory and replacement with a large timber framed, glazed garden room.

A controversial aspect of the design was the removal of an internal wall. This was so our clients could have a large open-plan kitchen and living space at the heart of the property.

We overcame this issue with the conservation officer by keeping a half-wall. This still created the open space our clients wanted, but kept as much of the important historical material as possible.

Also involved was the removal of part of the thatched roof. The conservation officer initially objected to this; however, this section of thatch was in fact build in the 1980s/90s and so was not part of the original historic building. Our plan is to replace this with slate tiles, which will blend in well with the original thatch.

Conservatory Extension in Berkshire

We recently secured permission for a conservatory extension in rural Berkshire.

The house sits on near a popular village in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The plans involve removing the existing conservatory and replacing it with an orangery-style structure with a roof lantern.

The existing house is a traditional brick and flint farmhouse that had been extended before. The Council agreed that the new conservatory matched the style of the house, and so approved the application. The new space gives our clients a light sitting room to add to the open plan kitchen and dining space.

Orangery Extension in South Downs

Fowlers have secured planning permission for an orangery extension in the South Downs National Park.

The house sits in the local conservation area and was comprised of a mix of materials and styles. Our design had to bring all of these together to make sense of the house as a whole. The council agreed that the design was an improvement to the houses’ appearance.

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