Won on appeal: replacement garage in Basingstoke conservation area

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council:  Darryl Howells has secured planning permission for the demolition of an unsightly flat roof garage and the erection of a replacement pitched roof garage.  The garage was refused planning permission by the Council on the grounds it would be harmful to a conservation area.    […]

Approved: total remodel and refurbishment of Country House near Alresford

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council: Pure Town Planning are ringing the ‘Approval Bell’ once more (yes we do have one!) celebrating the news that planning permission has been granted to transform a single storey detached bungalow into a large two storey house with integral double garage in the Hampshire countryside […]

Unlawful decisions stall Basingstoke planning policy progress

Back in February we reported on the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council  pre-submission Core Strategy consultation. Progress on the Core Strategy has now been halted by a successful legal challenge brought about by the Manydown Company Limited in relation to the failure of the Council to allocate land for housing development at […]

Basingstoke updates Design and Sustainability guidance

Not many local authorities are prioritising Supplementary Planning Documents at the moment as they try to rapidly replace increasingly out-dated Development Plan policies. So it is surprising to see Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council issuing updates to an SPD already adopted. The main change is a new Residential Amenity Design Guidance document which […]