Ferndown new houseEast Dorset District Council: Pure Town Planning have recently secured a grant of planning permission for a replacement dwelling on Golf Links Road, a Special Character Area in Ferndown, Dorset.

The approved scheme replaced a 3-bed chalet bungalow with a large two storey, 5-bedroom, 4-reception room family house with an integral double garage.

Because the site fell within a Special Character area, particular consideration had to be given to the sixteen development criteria which are set out in East Dorset District Council’s adopted Planning Guidance document. The most significant of these for this scheme were;  ” New development must reflect the rhythm and spacing of existing dwellings”,  “New development must not adversely affect the character of the street scene, as a result of being sited too close to the road, of inappropriate massing and form, of excessive height” and “The scale, massing and height of proposed development must be generally consistent with neighbouring dwellings”. Pure Town Planning  successfully convinced the Urban Design/Conservation officer that the scheme would comply with the development criteria for this area and that the chosen ‘New England’ architectural style was appropriate in this location.

Our client was delighted with the consent stating: “We are extremely grateful for all the hard work and time you have put in to getting our plans to this successful stage. We can all now breathe a sigh of relief!”

If you are planning a “Grand Design” of your own and would like a firm of planning consultants to push your dream home through the planning system, then please do not hesitate to contact Pure Town Planning to find out how we can help you.