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replacement dwelling, Chorley

Contemporary green belt dwelling

Contemporary replacement dwelling, Chorley

Project description: Contemporary dwelling in Chorley green belt

Project status: Approved

3D Visual (c)David Cox architects

Salt pit cottage, mawdesley

I first became involved in the project in summer 2015. Working alongside David Cox Architects of Preston, I have led on all planning application aspects of the project taking the project from first inception, through the planning stages and to approval.

A previous practice had obtained permission for conversion of a relatively small stable within the client’s garden for it to be used as a house. Working with the Council’s planners through their pre-application advice process, I was able to secure agreement for the principle of a replacement dwelling in a contemporary format. The scale of the development was agreed and it was accepted that the size of the house could be increased proportionally to other buildings within the garden which were to be demolished in lieu of a larger property. Working closely with the architect, after a number of iterations, a modern and clean looking flat roofed design was agreed in order to make the best use of the volume allowances.

I coordinated a project team of external consultants of ecologists and tree experts to commission supporting reports. I prepared a justification statement and progressed the application through the planning process. The application was approved conditionally.

Latterly, I have discharged the pre-commencement conditions and development is expected to start in 2019.

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