DLP Planning Ltd (DLP), in conjunction with Emmett Russell Architects, has secured full planning permission for four new dwellings within the village of Elberton, South Gloucestershire.
The site is located within the Bristol and Bath Green Belt and outside of the defined settlement boundary and redevelopment raised a number of sensitive design considerations.
The proposed development at the former Blakedown Nursery site involves the demolition of all the existing structures associated with the former commercial landscaping business and the erection of 4 no. 5 bedroom dwellings.
The decision came after DLP successfully argued that the proposals would fit within one of the limited categories of development that is considered appropriate within the Green Belt, as defined by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The new dwellings have been located predominantly on the previously developed parts of the site and proved that the scheme would not have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the existing development.
The scheme as submitted provided a number of benefits including boosting the supply of housing in a rural village, enhancing the existing landscaping and ecology across the site and improving the appearance of this part of the village.
The application was fully supported by Council Officers and received approval by Members at planning committee.
Image courtesy of Emmett Russell Architects