RCC were approached by the applicants who had tried to attain planning permission for residential development within their garden since 1984. During that time they were unsuccessful with seven planning applications of which three had been dismissed on appeal. Those unsuccessful applications included single storey dwellings.
The site prior to development
Achieving planning permission was therefore going to be extremely challenging but RCC prepared a detailed planning statement to accompany the new outline application for a single storey dwelling using the most recent changes in Government planning policy to support the proposal. Having regard to all the issues raised as part of the planning application, together with the lack of objections from neighbours or the Parish Council, the planning officers finally accepted that a dwelling on this site would be acceptable and planning permission was granted under delegated powers.
Having now established the principle of a dwelling on the site RCC subsequently prepared and submitted a full planning application for a dwelling with rooms in the roof space. That application was successful and approved. The house is now built, as seen in the attached photograph.