To secure consent for a new home for the applicants on a sloping field on the edge of a village, within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We provided initial pre-application advice on the land and subsequently advanced the proposal through a full, application.

Despite a comprehensive submission and the strong support of the South West Design Review Panel, the planning application was refused by Cotswold District Council, without sound grounds.

Confident in the merits of the scheme based on our work across the country in this policy area, we advanced the scheme to the appeal stage.

We worked closely with counsel and the project team to advance a comprehensive appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

The appeal was allowed with the Inspector commending the design qualities of the scheme; acknowledging that country houses make a strong contribution to the Cotswold AONB and that it is appropriate that new houses approved under paragraph 79 should be visible within the landscape. This is only the second house approved under paragraph 79e or its antecedents in the Cotswold District Council area since the policy was introduced in 1997.


Architectural Design by Loyn+Co