In June 2016, DLP successfully secured planning permission for the conversion and extension of two underused barns to form a four bedroom dwelling within the landscaped grounds of the Chalet, a large detached Victorian property to the north east of Alveston, South Gloucestershire. The planning application comprised the renovation of the two barns and the creation of a link extension between them.
The site provided a number of significant planning constraints, including its location outside the settlement boundary of Alveston and within the Green Belt. It was important to prove that the barns were structurally sound and capable of conversion in order to meet the requirements of paragraph 90 of the NPPF. It was also important that the proposal complied with NPPF para 89 to ensure that it was considered to be appropriate development in the Green Belt.
Pre-application discussions were held with the Council and the scheme was designed so that it complimented the agricultural vernacular of the buildings by incorporating additions that, although contemporary in appearance, were reliant on materials that would be respectful to the historic context of the buildings.
South Gloucestershire Council granted the application under delegated powers subject to conditions
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