RBA are pleased to start 2023 by sharing some planning permissions received for projects in the south-west and London.
Wiltshire New Build
Near Pewsey, a new traditional style house replaces three former chicken sheds in the North Wessex Downs AONB. Following a pre-app that consulted the LPA and local residents, the council granted a full application for a three-storey, six-bedroom home. Solar panels and a separate garage will be positioned to the north of the dwelling.
Near Shaftesbury, Dorset Council approved extensions and alterations to a detached four bedroom house. These provide three extra bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as improved living and amenities space downstairs.
In London, Richmond Borough Council granted planning permission for an extension and renovations to a detached family home near Sheen Common. The addition of internal insulation during the works will improve the thermal performance of the building. Part of the planning application also included the installation of an air source heat pump, further reducing its carbon footprint.
Nature Reserve Barn Conversion
After a lengthy planning process, Wiltshire Council have given permission for the conversion of a redundant equestrian barn to a two-bedroom dwelling. The new house is on a sensitive site in an AONB, and also forms part of a local nature reserve where the clients are undertaking a rewilding of the surrounding land. It therefore includes a carefully considered landscaping plan. This allows plenty of accommodation for wildlife: bat lofts, owl boxes, insect hotels and bird boxes. RBA designed the barn conversion to retain the rural character of the original building.
Listed Home, Gloucestershire
A Grade II listed home near Cirencester has also received planning permission and Listed Building Consent from Cotswolds District Council. The works include a single and double storey extensions and minor internal alterations to the existing building. Externally, the clients wish to construct a new garage and swimming pool. as well as convert existing outbuildings to extra living space. RBA carefully considered the design of the new extensions to respect the existing building.