There was an existing dwelling on the site in need of replacement but there were also other former agricultural buildings on the site that were being used for car repairs.  Ordinarily the council would only have allowed a replacement dwelling but we considered that further development was possible having regard to the other buildings on the site and the council's lack of a five year housing land supply.  These large split level dwellings were designed to make the most of the site and the fabulous views of the countryside and we were extremely pleased when the planning officers granted permission with the minimum of delay.