DLP Planning Ltd working with BE1 Architects and Matrix has secured planning permission for a new private driveway to a residential property in the Oxfordshire countryside.
The proposal was to provide the client with a new private driveway to their property. The site was in the countryside with existing tree and hedgerow planting and there was a significant change in levels across the site.
The application was submitted following pre-application discussions with the Council, during which the principle of the driveway and the proposed route were agreed with Council Officers.
Matrix, the appointed Highway Consultant, worked closely with the Highway Authority to design a suitable access from the highway that could provide for the required visibility splays.
Whilst the site was not subject to any long distance views, the change in levels across the site presented a particular challenge. However, through the use of careful landscaping, materials and design DLP Planning Ltd were able to successfully demonstrate that the proposed driveway would not be harmful to the landscape character of the area.