Planning permission has been granted by the local planning authority for a site near Ascot, Berkshire, involving the substantial increase in a house within the Green Belt. The house had already been extended well beyond the usual amount allowed by the Local Plan, and a pre-application submission by the owners had given a negative response. We were called in to assist, and our research established a combination of partly-implemented planning permissions and a particular layout to the house that pointed to a case for 'very special circumstances' that overrides Green Belt harm. We prepared a detailed submission, in conjunction with a local architect, and the case for this further increase to the house was proved.
Client: private householder
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