Following a planning refusal earlier this year for a scheme prepared by another practice we were contacted last month by a client looking for a new design and approach.
The client, disheartened by the outright refusal of the earlier scheme, had decided to drop their ideas for a two storey rear extension to give them a larger ground floor plan but alos a much needed additional bedroom, larger family bathroom and first floor study. Instead they simply wanted us to look at a design for a single storey rear extension.
However, using our detailed knowledge of the Technical Guidance on Permitted Development Rights, we have now completed the designs for a two storey rear extension that answers everything that the client wished for in their initial briefing – the extra bedroom, larger family bathroom and first floor study as well as a ground floor music room, new large kitchen / family room and separate utility room.
All of this has been created using their existing Permitted Development Rights thereby circumventing the need for a full planning permission application and avoiding the possibility of a refusal or objection from the planners.
It always pays to take proper advice from suitably qualified Architects who know the planning system properly – you never know what you can acheive unless you ask!