DPDS were commissioned to achieve planning permission for a detached dwelling on a site with challenging locational issues. The site sits within a Conservation Area, outside of the defined settlement boundary, and in close proximity to heritage assets. The topographical constraints of significant ground level changes and a number of trees that contribute to the visual amenity of the area and therefore needed to be retained.
A previous application had been unsuccessful, mainly due to the design and overdevelopment of the site. DPDS worked very hard to overcome the concerns raised from the previous application, with our architects adopting a sensitive design approach to take into account the character of the Conservation Area.
The detailed design of the proposed development required extensive negotiations, particularly with the tree and conservation officers, to arrive at an acceptable scheme. DPDS also represented the client at committee, making a case for the merits of the proposal, resulting in a favourable outcome.