We were appointed to take a holistic view of the substantial detached property, located in open countryside which had received numerous house extensions throughout its life. The property, dating back several hundred years, originally started life as a modest two-storey cottage.
Several subsequent extensions had been added, ultimately creating a substantial l-shaped property without considering how the house should work as a whole. The final house extension proposals, in effect, created an 83% increase in the original dwelling. This was far in excess of the 70% stated in planning policy, however, we were able to justify the proposals and convince the LPA to approve the application within the statutory period.