— 13 Dec 2019 by Magnus Strom
We are very happy that we have just been granted Planning Approval for a replacement house in Chagford, Devon.
The Stone House replaces an existing bungalow which the client's father built 60 years ago. Paramount to the project were integration of the building into its landscape, providing ecological and environmental benefits, and creating an example of how high quality contemporary architecture can sit sympathetically in an historic rural environment.
Our client said the following about the decision:
"I'm absolutely delighted with the outcome of our planning application. It's a testament to your brilliant design work and negotiating skills that the professional officers at the Dartmoor National Park Planning Authority had the confidence and vision to grant us planning permission under their delegated powers, rather than finding it necessary to defer the decision to the members of the planning committee; it’s an aspect of our planning permission which I find particularly gratifying."
Our planning application received 27 letters of support The planning officer made the following statement in the approval decision:
"This is a high quality design submission which will present a significant enhancement for the site; the scale is not excessive and will be easily absorbed within the site. The Government’s technical floor space standards, the size and condition of the existing dwelling, gains in energy efficiency, together with the high quality design are material considerations and serve to justify this proposed dwelling and will have a positive enhancement for the character and appearance of this part of the Dartmoor."