The approved dwelling appears as a modest two storey dwelling from the front but at the rear is revealed to be a cascading four-storey mansion. The rear of the property drops down to the Avon river and has been designed with multiple balcony and terrace areas to make the most of the fantastic 180 degree views over the Avon River valley and floodplain to the rear of the property.
The property boasts a cinema, games room and garden room at lower ground floor level, a large study, sitting room, snug, dining, kitchen and family rooms at the ground floor level and four good sized bedrooms all with en-suites at first floor level, as well as a linked triple garage with additional annexe/5th bedroom above.
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 scale and architectural design style was appropriate in this location.
We can not wait for this to be built so we can see the finished article. If you are planning your own “modern mansion” or Innovative “Grand Design” and would like a firm of planning consultants to secure permission for your dream home, then please do not hesitate to contact Pure Town Planning to find out how we can help you.