We have recently achieved planning permission for a large extension including a self-contained annexe for a dependent relative and renovations to a large country house in the Stroud Valleys and Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This process followed detailed pre-application engagement with the local planning authority involving two separate pre-application meetings and revised drawings. In so doing, we were able to persuade the planners that the proposed extensions were acceptable having regard to the relevant design-led policies in the Local Plan and national guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

Through detailed research into the property’s history and planning archives we were able to demonstrate that the building was not a Non-Designated Heritage Asset to the satisfaction of the local planning authority, which addressed their original concerns.