Dorset Council: Matt Annen, director of Pure Town Planning is delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for a pair of semi-detached dwellings within the garden of a Grade ll Listed building known as The Shooting Box for our clients Harlequin Homes. The scheme was designed by local architects Anders Roberts Cheer.

Loyal followers of the Pure Town Planning News feed, may recall that back in July last year Pure Town Planning secured consent for one large house located centrally within the plot. Following that consent we went back in to split the approved built form into separate dwellings and sever the plots with individual gardens at the rear and separate front drives/parking areas. Given the strong material fallback position we had established the officer continued to take the view that the built form which was very similar to that of the approved scheme would not have as an intensive and cramped appearance within the generously sized historic plot and its woodland setting. As such it was considered that the proposal would preserve the historic setting of the heritage asset.

What also worked in the application’s favour was that the site was located within the settlement boundary of Lytchett Matravers. Local policy states new development should be concentrated within the district’s most sustainable settlements. Lytchett Matravers is classed as a Key Service Village where new sustainable development is supported in principle.

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