The design process can be a challenge and this project really tested everyone involved. Our client was looking to achieve great things and this site was always going to test boundaries being situated in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The plot had been previously refused planning permission for a replacement dwelling due to its scale and bulk and failure to contribute to local distinctiveness. The client expected a challenging planning process and appointed a local planning consultant and landscape designer to work alongside us in order strengthen the design proposals and increase the chances of success. The initial designs were restricted by an overly cautious approach which initially compromised the clients brief. After an open and honest conversation we managed to convince the client and design team to push for a more interesting and adventurous design. With new energy injected we re-engaged client and design team and completed the proposals for a large contemporary replacement dwelling.
We are delighted that this scheme was approved with no negotiations or amendments required. This approval secured permission to replace the existing bungalow and outbuilding totalling 101m², with a 328m² contemporary luxury dwelling. This secured an 80% increase in gross internal floor area result in an increase of 225%, which in AONB and open countryside is an incredible achievement.
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