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Unique Homes and Self Build

Mid Norfolk. Rural self build project – planning approved.

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Here, Parker Planning Services put together a thorough appeal application for an individually designed self-build project in rural Norfolk. The family have always lived there, and run a business from their property and this building allows their business to continue with the next generation.

The self-build project appears like a barn conversion, and blends with other dwellings in the surrounding area.

The proposed development will support local services.  The NPPF on rural housing notes the essential role rural housing plays to promote rural communities and that authorities should consider to support self-build housing, with designated policies in place to achieve this. Furthermore we cited that there is a ‘rural housing crisis’ in East Anglia, and the ‘need for places for people to live in our villages and support members of those in these communities who are ready to downsize’ (CLA)

We contested that the local council couldn’t demonstrate a robust five year land supply for deliverable housing sites, and that in this circumstance, permission should be granted. Likewise we gave recent relevant Case Study evidence to support the appeal.

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