Projects

Replacement Dwelling – I was instrumental in gaining permission for the replacement of a small cottage with a modern family home at Woolsery near Bideford.  Darryn from R A Rowe & Co Ltd worked with the client to ensure the dwelling met their family needs. This provides accommodation for three generations.  Working on behalf of the applicant I had lengthy meetings with the planning officer to establish a dwelling that met both national and local policy whilst ensuring the applicant’s needs were met.

Two storey extension – I’m currently working with an Paul Millard Design on this project on the Devon/Cornwall border.  The extension is currently being considered by the local authority.  The applicant wishes to create a home for other family members ensuring the original character of the dwelling is not lost.  A large open plan kitchen/dining area will ensure adequate space for large family gatherings.  Whilst not a listed building it is of historic interest and required a heritage statement.

UPDATE –

Planning permission has now been granted for this amazing project – The existing dwelling has been restored to its former glory.  The owner had a vision for achieving a large extension with roof terrace.  After an initial negative pre application, we invited the planning officer and conservation officer to visit the property to understand the project in more detail.  Further discussions and visits were carried out during the application with minor amendments made to ensure local authority support.  This project is truly a one off and I look forward to watching the works progress.

Planning appeal – A planning appeal has recently been allowed for a site at Hatt for an affordable housing scheme incorporating 8 dwellings with 4 affordable and 4 open market.  I have been involved with this for over 5 years and so pleased that it has reached a successful outcome.  Working with Andrew O’Brien we received a successful outcome.  Years of negotiations led to a scheme that was supported by the planning officer and affordable housing team but was unfortunately refused by the planning committee.

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Replacement Dwelling

I was instrumental in gaining permission for the replacement of a small cottage with a modern family home at Woolsery near Bideford.

This provides accommodation for three generations. Working with the applicant and R A Rowe & Co their needs were discussed and a design created. Lengthy meetings were held with the planning officer to establish a dwelling that met both national and local policy whilst ensuring the applicant’s needs were met.

The applicant has been living in the property for 2 years and the space provides areas for the 3 generations and even incorporates a glass pane over an original well.

Before & After

Original dwelling

Replacement Dwelling

Two Storey Extension Project

Newacott House, located on the Devon/Cornwall boarder

Planning permission has now been granted for this amazing project – The existing dwelling has been restored to its former glory.  The owner had a vision for achieving a large extension with roof terrace.  After an initial negative pre application, we invited the planning officer and conservation officer to visit the property to understand the project in more detail.  Further discussions and visits were carried out over several months and during the application process with minor amendments made to ensure local authority support.  This project is truly a one off and I look forward to watching the works progress.

Extension images

Existing Dwelling

An impressive dwelling inside and out

Approved front elevation

Two storey extension with roof terrace

Approved rear elevation

Glazing used to maximise the light into the extension

Ground floor plan

An open plan kitchen dining and lounge to allow for large family gatherings

first floor plan

Games room and spa finish off this superior dwelling

Roof terrace

A roof terrace with hedge planting to provide screening

Planning Appeal

I am so pleased for the applicant of this project for having the planning appeal allowed for 8 dwellings – 4 affordable and 4 open market.  After a few variations of the housing mix for this exception site, a scheme was finally agreed by the affordable housing team.  Despite receiving an initial positive pre application response there was strong objection from the parish council and ward member so the application was referred to plans committee, who refused the application.  Given that there had been positive feedback from council officers, we felt that there would be a good chance of success at appeal.  Fortunately this was the case.

Planning Appeal Images

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