Image courtesy of Tony Holt Design
Image courtesy of Tony Holt Design

Christchurch Borough Council: Pure Town Planning’s winning streak continues… We have recently secured planning permission for substantial extensions and a complete “facelift” to an existing bungalow in the desirable Highcliffe area of Christchurch.

Highcliffe Christchurch as existing planning consultant Bournemouth
The existing bungalow set to be completely transformed

The owners of the property had previously tried and failed to secure planning permission for substantial extensions to their property. Pure Town Planning were called in to put forward and execute a comprehensive planning strategy in order to achieve the goals of the client. This bespoke proposal was designed by Tony Holt Design who tailored the scale, layout and appearance of the scheme to fit well with the context of the site. Whilst the resultant property was unashamedly larger than the existing bungalow on the site, because of the initial preparation that was done (we carried out a pre-application advice process with the planning officer to check we were all singing off the same hymn sheet) we were able to present the application in the best possible light. During the planning process we were able to successfully convince the appointed planning officer at Christchurch Borough Council that this revised scheme overcame the previous reasons for refusal with regards to scale, bulk mass and overlooking and that the proposal would make a far more positive contribution to the street, enhancing the character of the area.

We’ve said it before… it’s all about the 7 P’s  –  ‘Pure Planning’s Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance’! This certainly proved to be the case in this instance. If you are experiencing planning difficulties and need a firm of planning consultants to carry your dream family home through the planning system then contact Matt, Dan or Neil in confidence on 01202 585524 or email us at for a free no obligation planning consultation.