BCP Council (formerly Bournemouth Borough Council): Matt Annen, director of Pure Town Planning, is pleased to have secured planning permission earlier this week for the erection of two bungalows with no parking to the rear of two properties fronting Hendford Road. The scheme was designed by Union Architecture for clients; Virtue Building Contractors.

The proposal is a car-free development and only communal pedestrian access is provided. From the street scene the proposal would not be
visible due the proposal being set back, single storey and mostly concealed by the existing frontage housing, fencing and planting. The resultant garden
spaces for the host dwellings was deemed by the planning officer to not be significantly short or uncharacteristic to the area. The proposed dwellings being single storey bungalows were adjudged not to introduce and overlooking or overbearing impacts on surrounding neighbours.

Whilst a development with no car parking may be considered by neighbours to be at odds with the prevalent character, a car free development can work in certain areas. In this instance the dwellings
are in a close proximity to Columbia Road which has a regular bus service and cycle stores were provided which encourages alternative modes of transport. They were also only 1 bedroom dwellings and thus unlikely to be suitable for larger families where the dependance on cars is greater.

Planning permission was granted under delegated powers earlier this week. If you and your neighbour feel you may have a potential backland land plot which you would like us to assess, why not give us a call or email info@puretownplanning.co.uk for a free appraisal. Who knows your back garden infill development could be the next success story we write about?