Planning Permission News October 2019
Our latest planning permission successes from October:
Planning Permission in Principle for 2 new houses
Our proposal for 2 new houses on a plot in Hampshire has been granted Permission in Principle. The site is in a challenging location, being outside the Settlement Boundary and in the Conservation Area.
Our client wanted to maximise use of their plot. Our designs include for a potential “buffer” to protect a nearby Grade II listed pub.
There were no objections to the plans, and so the Council supported the application. Our next step is to apply for Technical Details Consent. This is so that the Council can approve the exact size, style and materials for the new houses.
Two-storey extension near Winchester
Planning permission has been granted for a large two-storey extension in the Winchester countryside.
The plans include adding a new “wing” to one side of the house, with a large open-plan family space downstairs, and a new master suite upstairs. The changes will allow our clients to re-organise the internal layout and improve the kitchen, living and bedroom spaces.
Ecologists found bats on site at the start of the process, and so we had to include mitigation in our design work. As a result, our mitigating plans are thought to significantly improve the appearance of the house.
New house in North Wessex Downs AONB
Fowlers were recently successful in securing planning permission for a new house in a garden plot in Hampshire.
The site is in the local Conservation Area, and the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is also considered as being in the “open countryside” according to planning policy.
Basingstoke and Deane borough Council are currently unable to demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply, and so we were able to secure this permission despite two precious, unsuccessful attempts. The Council agreed that the benefits of one extra house outweighed any harm caused by the development.
4 bedroom replacement house in West Berkshire
Our clients approached us with a house that had a number of previous unsympathetic extensions and alterations. They wanted to replace this house with a new, traditional style home.
The new house will have a traditional Georgian-style facade with sash windows and a slate tiled roof. Downstairs, there will be an impressive entrance hall with a large, open-plan family space at the back of the house. Upstairs there are 4 generous bedrooms, including a master suite.
The Council have accepted the principle of replacing the house with a larger property, and so our clients are now looking to progress to the next stage.
How can we help?
Contact us for advice on all aspects of planning permission and architectural services for your project.
We can be involved in as many or as few stages of your project as needed.