Planning Permission: 8 of our recent success stories

We were recently granted planning permission for the following projects:

1. Renovating the Oldest Home in Hampshire

We have recently secured planning permission for renovating the oldest home in Hampshire. This significant Listed Building in Kingsclere, near Newbury, had been subject to some unsympathetic alterations over the years. Using a holistic design process and engaging with heritage consultants, we demonstrated the importance of conserving the building. Also, that a high quality, contemporary design would make an appropriate replacement for earlier works, without diminishing the heritage asset.

2. Extension in Chaddleworth

Our planners secured a single storey rear extension in replacement of two existing extensions to a house in Chaddleworth, near Newbury. The site occupied a sensitive position within a conservation area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. By stressing that the proposal was in keeping with the existing building, we delivered planning permission for our clients.

3. New Roof for Grade II Listed Country Home

We obtained planning permission for internal alterations and a new roof for a Listed Building in West Overton, near Marlborough. We demonstrated that the proposals were essential to the building’s conservation, and sustaining its viable use as a home.

4. Retrospective Changes

Amendments to an existing planning permission were required urgently, as construction was already underway on a new three bedroom house in East Grafton, near Burbage. Our involvement secured the amendments required within four weeks of being instructed. This ensures that the changes to the development that occurred during construction are retrospectively permitted.

5. Listed Barn Conversion

We obtained planning permission for a garden room extension, as well as internal alterations and a barn conversion to a Listed Building in East Hendred, near Didcot. By engaging with local government officers, we were able to respond to any concerns over the proposals. In particular, the planning officer’s report notes that refurbishing the barn and returning it to viable use is “welcomed”.

6. New Outdoor Pool in Historic Woodland

Recently we obtained planning permission for a swimming pool with a pool house, as well as a tennis court, within Tottenham House and Savernake Forest, a Grade II Listed Park & Garden near Marlborough. Our planners emphasised the screening offered by the proposal, which minimised any visual impact from the development. The council’s planning officer agreed that the proposal would not damage the heritage asset, and was appropriate for the type of dwelling.

7. Historic Barn Conversions near Malmesbury

After the application was called in to be decided by the planning committee, our planners secured permission – against the officer’s recommendation – for the conversion and extension of two barns at Corston, near Malmesbury. We successfully demonstrated that the buildings were non-designated heritage assets that were worthy of retention, and that their conversion was the appropriate course of action.

8. New Pool to Listed Building

We recently obtained planning permission for a new swimming pool with a pool house at a Grade II Listed property in Wootton St Lawrence, near Basingstoke. As the proposal had no bearing on the building’s historical significance, the council’s planning officer agreed with our in-house planners that it would not harm the setting of the Listed Building.

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