Project Ref: 3294
Published: 20th March 2018
Demolition of a conservatory. Erection of single storey extension, Conservation Area
Project BriefThis interior design company urgently needed a retrospective application on behalf of one of their clients for the replacement of a conservatory with a new extension. Their client had built the extension wishing to provide safer, more attractive and more useable space for their kitchen as the former extension and conservatory were dilapidated. The frames posed a danger to the family and poor insulation meant that the former extension was inefficient and uncomfortable. Due to a genuine misunderstanding of planning requirements, planning permission had not been sought prior to commencement of the work and so, threatened with enforcement, the company urgently came to Get Planning to make a retrospective application.
Project OutcomeGet Planning surveyed the building, taking a dimensional survey and photographs. We reviewed the planning context and relevant policies and made expert and detailed drawings of the former, existing and proposed plans. Through dialogue with a concerned neighbour and the builder, we were able to provide a roof design, with a minimal height, which was satisfactory to everyone. We demonstrated how the size and position of the rebuilt extension would not result in any loss of light for adjoining properties. We also demonstrated that the footprint of the current extension was identical to that of the former extension and conservatory.
Our convincing application made it very clear that the proposal would improve accommodation whilst simultaneously improving the appearance of the property and that it would in fact preserve and enhance the character and appearance of the Conservation Area through use of high quality materials and details.
I appreciate your expertise in particular because this house is in a conservation area which always makes getting planning approval much more challenging. I was very pleased that you kept us up to date throughout the planning process and your superb negotiation skills direct with the Council were very evident in the way you dealt successfully with the threat of enforcement from the council. I found that the drawings and paperwork that you supplied were of a high professional standard and you undertook the whole project in a speedy and effective manner. I found working with you and your team a pleasure and I look forward to working with you again in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend Get Planning and Architecture Ltd to others