New Forest District Council: Matt Annen is pleased to share the news that planning permission has been granted for single storey rear and side extensions to an existing property in New Milton. The scheme was designed by local firm Anders Roberts Cheer for mutual clients.

The application property is located within the New Milton defined Built up Area and is also within an area that is covered by the New Milton Local Distinctiveness Statement. The existing building is a detached rendered bungalow, enclosed to the front by a dwarf brick wall with a hedge over and a block pave drive. The Close is comprised of mainly bungalows and has tree lined verges which was considered to contribute to the spacious character of the road.

The officer confirmed that; “Due to the spatial characteristics of the application site and the adjacent properties, the design of the proposed development, its location and positioning in relation to the common boundaries and the neighbouring properties, the proposal would not cause unacceptable effects on the privacy, light and outlook available to the adjacent neighbours”. In addition in terms of the character of the area the officer concluded; “The proposal is modest in scale and size and has been designed to appear
proportionate to the existing dwelling and would not appear overly prominent within the street scene or detract from the character of the area”

This application was approved with no amendments, only a couple of weeks passed the target date and just before Christmas last year which was a nice early present for the owners. If you are thinking of extending or remodelling your home why not give us a call to see what you can do and how we can help.