The detached dormer bungalow had previously been extended past the LPA’s suggested 30% local planning policy, however, our clients wanted a substantial green belt replacement dwelling although the LPA initially suggested allowing only an additional 10 – 15 sq m. The site was quite complex with an irregular shape and substantial level changes which limited the options. The site was fairly exposed with fantastic panoramic views across Cheshire which impacted on how the proposed green belt replacement dwelling was viewed in the context of the openness of the green belt.

Ultimately, we achieved planning permission for a green belt replacement house over 250% larger than the “existing” dwelling, with further extensions creating over 300% larger. In total, the scheme allowed for over 400% larger than the “original” dwelling.