DLP Planning Ltd has secured planning permission for a new dwelling in the village of Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire after successfully overturning an officer recommendation for refusal at the Huntingdonshire District Council planning committee.
The clients approached DLP Planning Ltd following refusal of their original application by the planning committee citing three reasons for refusal – the perceived open countryside location, heritage impacts and flood risk. Working closely with both the clients and be1 Architects, a revised scheme was prepared to address and overcome these refusal reasons to provide a scheme for a comfortable and well-designed two-bedroom dwelling to allow for the clients to downsize in retirement whilst remaining within the village.
The site is located at the core of the historic village in close proximity to a number of listed buildings, including a Grade II* listed public house, and within the village’s Conservation Area. The proposed dwelling has been designed in a barn conversion style to provide an appropriate and sensitive response to its setting and to complement and respect the Conservation Area.
DLP represented the client at planning committee and successfully convinced members that the proposal had addressed all of their previous concerns and would result in a sensitive and complementary form of development within the village Conservation Area.