PLANNING GRANTED : SELF BUILD REMODEL IN RINGWOOD, HAMPSHIRE
We are pleased to have obtained planning consent for a radical remodel of an existing bungalow in Hampshire. The photomontage shown is for our originally submitted scheme which was initially refused. Following discussions an amended scheme was submitted and consent granted on the 2nd attempt which resulted in some reductions to the central element an unfortunately diluted the architectural intent. We are hoping that the Client will appeal the original decision which has good chances of success on the basis that the difference between the refused and approved is insignificant. Although we didn’t obtain consent for the preferred scheme it’s still a great result for the Client and another example that demonstrates the value that good design can bring to self builders. It really shows how investing in design at the start of the project pays off.
The proposals elevates a 175m² tired and dated property into a 430m² modern luxury residence. Internally the new first floor storey delivers 4 large double bedrooms, 3 of which benefit from dedicated dressing rooms and en suites. We also managed to obtain consent for a first floor terrace which takes advantage of distant views over the countryside to the rear of the site. Relocating existing bedrooms to the first floor then gave an opportunity to create some fantastic living space on the ground floor.