Our latest planning permission news from April and May:

New Build House in Hampshire

Fowlers have recently secured full planning permission for a new build house in Hampshire. The new design will replace a barn, and create a family home with generous outdoor space.

We began work in 2016, but had to withdraw a previous application due to concerns from the Conservation Officer.

The new house is larger than the existing house, and usually this might be a problem. However, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council agreed that the design would not harm the surrounding character and so the proposals were approved.

New House Approved in Hampshire

We recently secured planning permission for a new 5 bedroom house in Hampshire. The design replaces a simple 3 bedroom cottage, and creates a larger family home.

The site is down a quiet country lane, surrounded by the countryside and close to the Surrey border.

Our plans also included relocating the house in the site, and this required some negotiation with the Council. A major concern for the Council on a site like this is how the design affects the surrounding area. With a considerable increase in size, this was even more important. In the end, the Council agreed that our positioning would not harm the landscape and so granted our clients permission.

More New Build Home Projects:

New Design for Replacement House

Our clients came to us with designs for a new build house in Wiltshire. They had existing planning permission, and asked us to review and improve the design.

We helped them look at both the internal and external designs, and put together a new planning application for the changes. The reviewed design also includes an extension, and a larger garage. Both the house and the garage are also relocated slightly on the site to make best use of the space.

This new home replaces a number of demolished agricultural buildings, and creates a generous 5 bedroom family home. The designs include a wonderful open plan kitchen and family space, as well as more formal reception rooms and practical utility spaces.

This Council approved the new scheme in April, and our clients are delighted with the result.

New Carport and Annex

At the second attempt, planning permission was granted for a new carport and annex in Berkshire. The plans involve demolishing an existing garage to replace it with a four-bay carport, with accommodation above.

The proposal was straightforward in terms of planning, however we withdrew the first application, concerned that the proposal was liable for a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge. This was on the basis that it was neither an ‘extension’ nor ‘ancillary accommodation’ (the proposal was for ‘storage’ at first floor level).

To overcome this CIL charge, the original application was withdrawn and a revised proposal was submitted and approved with no CIL liability.

Find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on the Planning Portal.

Find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy

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