BCP Council (Poole):  Matt Annen, a Director of Pure Town Planning is delighted to confirm yet another successful approval for a contemporary residential dwelling in Branksome Park, Poole. This latest approved scheme involved the demolition of an existing tired bungalow and the erection of a two storey contemporary flat roofed dwelling designed by local firm; DOT Architecture.

In arriving at her favourable reccomendation the planning officer concluded; “The proposed replacement dwelling would be a two-storey contemporary flat-roofed house, of simple clean lines. It would be finished mainly in render with detail areas of cedar and stone cladding to add texture and interest to the elevations. Given the variation that exists to the built form and the variety of roof forms that are evident in the surrounding area, the proposal would be acceptable and would respect the overall character and appearance of the area”.

Whilst the scheme attracted a number of objections from concerned local residents in respect of loss of privacy, the appointed officer on this application concluded that whilst “Some additional overlooking would occur… from the first floor windows and terraces along the rear elevation of the proposed dwelling. This relationship would add to the existing mutual overlooking that already occurs in the area and it would not be considered unusual in an suburban location, such as this one and therefore not materially harmful to the privacy of the neighbours and prospective occupiers”.

The application was approved only one week after the original target date, which is pretty good going given the extensive delays with BCP Council due to a lack of resources and capacity. If you are considering building your dream home and are looking for a firm with a fresh approach and a proven track record of successfully negotiating schemes through to approval, then we would be more than happy to assist you too. Call us today on 01202 585524 or email us at info@puretownplanning.co.uk to see how we can help you.

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