Permission granted for a bungalow extension in the green belt

We are pleased to have secured amendments to planning permission for a residential extension of a bungalow in the Green Belt at Wentbridge in Wakefield.

Using the powers under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act to vary the approved plans to create a first floor on an existing bungalow, DLP have been able to secure an amended eaves height and roof design for our client. This followed planning permission being secured in December 2016 for the extension of an existing stone bungalow in rural settlement in a Conservation Area and the Green Belt within Wakefield Metropolitan District Council’s administrative area. The property was also close to the curtilage of a Grade II Listed building and within a bat and badger alert zone.

As stated in the Framework, the extension or alteration of a building in the Green Belt need not be inappropriate, provided it does not result in disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building. We made the case that that the amendments to the roof height were minor and the potential harm to the Green Belt was outweighed by the quality of the bespoke design of the contemporary addition.

Planning permission was granted under delegated powers enabling the extension and alterations to go ahead to the property.

John HelyarPermission granted for a bungalow extension in the green belt