Our client bought this property at auction and came to Get Planning and...
Project Ref: 7330
Published: 20th March 2018
Garden office for a developer
Project BriefOur client, a property developer, wanted an elegant and modern building, separate from their main house that would provide additional office space whilst maximising the enjoyment of the garden. This development would significantly increase the value of the property. However, our client first needed to obtain planning permission due to the property being located in a Conservation Area, meaning that the development would be subject to stricter planning regulations.
Project OutcomeThe design needed to be contemporary and attractive whilst also complementing the appearance and character of the conservation area. Our experienced architects achieved this through clever design decisions, such as the use of cedar cladding which provided a simultaneously natural and modern feel. This allowed us to provide the client with the look that he wanted, whilst also ensuring that the plan was in line with the strict planning regulations in the area. Our
expert planners also prepared a Conservation Area Statement to demonstrate the project’s compliance with the planning regulations of the area.
Aside from this, in the Planning Application, our experienced planners clearly addressed any other planning issues that the council may have been concerned about. These included the size of the proposed building, its impact on neighbouring properties and the street scene, and the impact on trees (for this we liaised with a Tree Surveyor to prepare an Arboricultural report).
The council was convinced by our thorough application and skilful designs and granted our client planning permission for their project. We then secured Building Regulations Compliance for our client so that construction on the development could promptly begin.