BCP Council (Poole):  Pure Town Planning are pleased to secure full planning permission for householder alterations to a house in The Avenue Conservation Area in Poole.  The building is a recognised by the Council as offering architectural merit to the conservation area therefore considered to be a positive contributor.  The applicant sought several changes to the property including a new pitched roof over an enlarged porch, installation of new windows and patio on the ground floor side elevation, new windows on the rear elevation and the enlarge of the detached garage to create a hobby room/ home office.

During the initial site visit, our consultant recognised the constraint of nearby trees, which although not protected by a Tree Preservation Order, are protected by the conservation area itself.  As such Richard Nicholson, an arboricultural consultant was instructed and provided support to the planning application in that particular field of expertise.  With the robust planning statement, the planning officer accepted the plans without challenge and these were subsequently approved within the 8 week target date.

If your house lies within a conservation area it may make obtaining consent more tricky – why not contact one of our consultants for our informal view as to what you might be able to achieve?