Our client’s house sat in open countryside with no immediate neighbours or context but had been previously extended. The configuration of the house and the proximity of the site boundaries created several issues limiting the scale and scope of the green belt house extensions. Working closely with the Council and our clients we obtained planning permission for a contemporary remodelling and extension of the property, including changing the overall appearance of the house and creating a new master bedroom suite. The Council’s policies limited green belt house extensions to a volumetric calculation which created a more complicated planning strategy but ultimately planning approval was granted in excess of planning policies with the LPA commenting:

“Overall, the scale of the extensions and alterations and the materials used are considered to be in conformity with the existing dwelling. The proposed development would be a more appropriate and sympathetic addition than the alternative options available.”