Dorset Council (former East Dorset District Council area): Neil McKeon is pleased to have secured consent for a Permission in Principle (PiP) for plot severance and erection of a detached bungalow to the rear of the host property in St Leonards.

The proposal included utilising the existing access drive through the partial demolition/alteration of the existing annex building to allow the existing and proposed dwelling to safely access their respective properties on Braeside Road.

Given the site’s location within the St Leonards and St Ives urban area and access to services in the local area, the proposed residential use of the site through plot severance was supported by the LPA.

Having assessed the submitted plans and justification from PTP in respect to similar severances in the immediate and wider context of the application site, the LPA acknowledged how the proposed dwelling would not contravene the pattern of development in the area. The LPA also accepted that the siting of the new dwelling would deliver sufficient amenity space and separation gaps to the surrounding properties on Braeside Road to prevent against any harmful overlooking between units – thereby granting the permission.

The permission in principle is an alternative route to planning consent which separates the consideration of matters of principle of proposed development from the technical detail of the development. It can also be an alternative to the pre-application process and provide applicants with more detailed assessments by the LPA.

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