Residential, Unique Homes and Self Build
Planning application approved in Breckland – Norfolk.
Outcome: We are delighted that our client has got the planning permission result they dreamed of. This is a great win because two previous planning applications on this site made by other town planning consultants or architects had either been withdrawn or refused.
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Background: Full planning permission was granted for a unique chalet style residential house on a generous land development plot in Swanton Morley, in Breckland, Norfolk. There have previously been two planning refusals for this site, and an additional planning application was withdrawn too. The proposal was carefully designed to be in keeping with the surrounding buildings and the protected trees were given due consideration with a full arboriculture impact assessment report, which guided the final architectural designs.
Our Advice: We emphasised that there is a strong argument in favour of this proposal. The village is a designated Local Services Centre with good amenities and good sustainable transport links too. The National Planning Policy Framework clearly states that it is important to recognise the particular issues facing rural areas in terms of housing supply and affordability, and the vital role of housing in supporting the broader sustainability of villages and smaller settlements.
Similarly, there is a clear government drive for the provision of housing in such rural areas and the dwelling proposed under this application would contribute to Breckland District Council’s 5 year housing land supply position. As such, we highlighted how this project meets the most relevant aspects of the Local Planning Authority and National Planning Policies guidelines. We also demonstrated that it constitutes sustainable development in economic, environmental, and social terms.