Northbourne four house planning consentBournemouth Borough Council: Pure Town Planning are celebrating yet another residential planning approval in Bournemouth. The latest addition to Pure Town Planning’s long list of approvals in 2013 saw a garden assembly site which created four new small family homes in Northbourne between Kinson and West Parley.

Following relatively positive pre-application advice , we knew we were on the right track and after a number of tweaks here and there, we submitted a scheme for four dwellings (2 x 2 bed chalet bungalows and 2 x 1 bed bungalows) to Bournemouth Borough Council. The site consisted of an existing bungalow with a long, thin rear garden and the bottom half of the neighbouring garden. The existing bungalow on site was was remodeled to change the door from the side to the front and its existing side driveway access to a rear garage was used as the main access driveway to the four new dwellings. Relatively early on in the process we were able to gain support from the appointed highways officer and it wasn’t long before we convinced the Planning Officer that this was an ideal opportunity to provide additional small family homes in a good location close to local shops, services and schools. The proposed dwellings were designed by local architects PMD architects to reflect the character of other properties in the immediate locality. The architects and ourselves worked together well as a team responding to queries/requests by the Council efficiently in order to secure the consent within the statutory time period. Our client was thrilled – the exact response to the news that they had their permission was “Wooohoooo! Well done Matt. Thanks for all your efforts”.

Almost four years on from the “end of garden grabbing” headlines, Pure Town Planning continue to demonstrate that where proposals are appropriate to their context, development on garden land is alive and well. We believe that our continued success is down to a good understanding of the context of the site from the outset and getting the plans right first time, together with a comprehensive supporting planning statement and constant liaising with the necessary officers at the Council.

If you are wondering whether your garden, either on its own or in combination with neighbouring gardens, has any development potential then we would be delighted to advise you. We offer a confidential FREE half hour consultation so to discuss whether back-land development on your property is a possibility call us on 01202 585524 or email  or even pop in and see us to find out how we may be able to help.