Located on an isolated plot outside of the village our client had purchased a plot of land that once featured a substantial farmhouse. Forming part of a larger farmstead, the original Barns had been sold off and had been converted into dwellings. Unfortunately, the original, Grade II Listed farmhouse had been left in a poor state and was no longer habitable.
Initial discussions with the LPA confirmed that they would not allow a new dwelling on the land, however, our client was keen to test the possibilities and approached us following our previous Paragraph 55 successes.
After detailed research and analysis of the site, its history and policies, a high quality, contemporary design was created, referencing the original farmhouse, the farmstead as a whole as well as the vernacular architecture of the area as a whole.
Following a long planning application process, the Planning Officer ultimately recommended approval for the new dwelling with the Planning Committee agreeing.