Land at Sevenhampton, Wiltshire
DPDS gained consent for an outline planning application for two dwellings at Sevenhampton. The site had very challenging locational issues being with the Conservation Area, close to a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a number of Listed Buildings.
DPDS made the vase that the development should be considered as infill development, that the proposal was of a high design standard that respected the local context and that planning permission should be granted on the context of a lack of 5 year housing land supply.
Despite the numerous concerns raised by the Council’s Conservation Officer and the application being recommended for refusal, DPDS worked tirelessly with the Town Council and local Councillors to make a strong case for the merits of the scheme. Consequently, DPDS were able to secure planning consent at planning committee, bringing the case to a positive conclusion.
DPDS were responsible for the full project management which included:
- Sourcing and managing external experts in archaeology, heritage and ecology;
- Designing a sympathetic proposal in keeping with the local context;
- Producing a Design and Access Statement which incorporated a Heritage Impact Assessment to demonstrate that the proposals were in accordance with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework.