Planning Permission: Summer News

As we head into Autumn, we want to share some of our success stories from a very busy summer! Our Planning team have celebrated many successes, including a number of interesting Listed Building Consent approvals.

Listed Building Consent

Glass Walkway in 19th Century House

We have recently secured consent for a large extension to an early 19th century listed house in Lambourn. The extension will be linked to the original building by a glass walkway. Below, the plans show the two extra bedrooms, and the glass walkway:

We originally tested the waters with a bigger proposal. This let us see the objections of the Local Authority, which gave us an early negotiating position. We were then able to address each objection with a revised scheme, and won approval. Below is a plan of the extension with the whole site. The surrounding farm and gardens are well established, so the extension had to be thoughtfully designed.

Grade II Listed Two-Storey Extension

In a Grade II Registered Park and Garden in Hampshire, we recently secured planning permission for extensions to a 19th Century house.  There will be a single storey extension for a second porch to the house, and a two-storey extension for an additional bedroom and study. Public views of the house are very limited, so we were able to show that the proposed extensions would not affect people’s enjoyment of the surrounding park and gardens.


Grade II Listed Barn Conversion in Oxfordshire

We recently gained planning permission and listed building consent at a Manor House in Oxfordshire. Our clients wanted more accommodation for the main house, so we looked at creating more living space in some barns. We also got permission to build some new outbuildings.

This was quite a sensitive site, so real attention was given to ensure that the buildings enhanced the local area. The work to the Listed barn also needed to be careful not to damage its historical significance.

Below is an example of the old barn and the layout of the new living space:

Home Office for Grade II Listed Cottage

We recently gained planning permission and listed building consent for a new home office and garage, in the South Downs National Park. One concern was the impact on parking and the Grade II Listed cottage. With careful design, the Heritage Consultant agreed that the approvals wouldn’t damage the site. 

Country Homes

Two Link Extensions in Hampshire

Another recent success was obtaining planning permission for 2 single storey extensions to a house. One of these extensions is to the side of the house and replaces the existing garage, while the other will serve as a link to an existing swimming pool building.

New Country House in Wiltshire

We have recently secured planning permission for a replacement house in rural Wiltshire. The floorspace of the new house is over 100 square metres greater than the original house. We demonstrated that the plans were in keeping with the local development plan, and so achieved approval.

The house has been designed in a traditional farm house style. However, the garden room has taken on a more contemporary “pod” shape. Inside, the downstairs is made up of flowing, open plan spaces, with plenty of glass.

When finished, the pod might look similar to this contemporary house we designed in Hampshire.

Contemporary Georgian House, Tadley, Hampshire

Hopefully Autumn will bring even more success!

If you’ve got a project in mind, talk to us for friendly advice on any project.