DLP Planning Ltd (DLP) have secured full planning permission for the conversion and extension of a single storage building within the Green Belt. The storage building was originally constructed as part of a recent planning permission to rebuild two separate outbuildings into a single building for the storage of gardening equipment. Following this approval, DLP successfully argued that, due to the subsequent development of other areas of the site for other dwellings, the storage building was now surplus to requirements and could therefore be converted to a dwelling. Furthermore, through positive discussions with the Case Officer, DLP were able to secure a sufficiently sized extension to the side of the property allowing for the creation of an additional bedroom and balcony atop, accessed via the living space.
They key concerns revolved around development within the green belt, discussions with the local authority over what is considered to be within the residential curtilage, avoiding a nearby root protection area and delivering a sizeable extension which accorded with local policy.
The application was decided by the Council under delegated powers having passed through the Council’s circulated schedule process.
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