Green Acres Planning Appeal Success
bi Design are delighted to report the successful approval on appeal of a large extension and remodelling project at Green Acres, The Green, Kirk Langley within Amber Valley Borough Council.
The application was for a large extension and remodelling of a dated 1970’s property located within a well screened plot.
bi Design will always look to work with the local authority, to gain successful planning approvals without the need for appeals which, can take months and add costs to a project.
In this case the local authorities stance on the application went far and beyond a point where a compromise scheme could be agreed. It was decided the only way to gain a successful outcome to meet the clients brief was to appeal.
The appeal inspectors report was very complimentary, completely validating bi designs approach to the design, and fall back argument for the size and type of development. He also went as far as saying as the councils H5 policy was out of date!
The appeal inspector wrote
“The overall impression would be of a well proportioned dwelling with an attractive external appearance in a mature garden on the fringe of the village. Whilst the changes would be substantial they would not cause harm to the character and appearance of the area on account of well designed nature of the proposals and due to the fact that the existing property would be developed is lacking in any particular design merit. consequently i find that the proposal would comply with the aims of paragraph 127 and 170 of the framework and would amount to good design.”
If you would like to discuss a similar project or have had trouble gaining planning permission please contact us.