Bournemouth Borough Council: Jess Glover is pleased to announce that she has recently secured householder planning permission for alterations and extensions to the existing dwelling on East Avenue within the Meyrick Park and Talbot Woods Conservation Area in Bournemouth.

The scheme, designed by local architects Empery + Co, sought to make various changes to the existing site including a rear extension, replacement boundary fence, replacement gate and piers, new dormer window, a new porch and other minor changes. Some of the development would usually have been Permitted Development, however because of greater limits on Permitted Development rights within conservation areas planning permission was required for the works.

As part of the application we prepared a thorough supporting design, access, planning and heritage statement which set out the merits of the proposal in a clear and concise manner, whilst making it clear that the proposal safeguarded neighbouring amenity, accorded with the pattern of development and safeguarded the character of the conservation area and was therefore in accordance with adopted local and national planning policies.

After some negotiation with the Conservation Officer regarding the replacement fence height, the Case Officer was able to recommend the scheme for approval. Overall, the development was respectfully designed to respect the character of the surroundings and preserve the special interest of the Meyrick Park and Talbot Woods Conservation Area, whilst also creating a functional family dwellinghouse to meet the needs of the occupants.

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