The Thinking Buildings team do get asked to advise on projects in more difficult or challenging situations where our experience can help.
We’ve been working with a client in Derbyshire, who has previously been refused planning permission on a scheme for a new dwelling. We were asked if we could review the previous scheme and work with them to develop a design which would be more appropriate and likely to be approved by the planning department. The site is in a Conservation Area and an area of high landscape value.
The final scheme is quite traditional in design but incorporates a timber-framed element to the rear of the property. This enables a light modern opening living/dining/kitchen area for family living, with a balcony to a master suite over. A mixture of traditional stone and timber frame, but conceived in a more modern way to provide a light and airy family home.