Batcheller Monkhouse was instructed to prepare a planning application for a new dwelling within the countryside as an alternative to a Class Q scheme.
- Class Q consent had been granted for the residential conversion of a 343sqm agricultural building to form a single dwelling on a site just outside of the South Downs National Park.
- Batcheller Monkhouse was instructed to advise on options for improving on the Class Q consent. Working with MH Architects we advised on a new build dwelling sited on a different footprint.
- We subsequently submitted a planning application for a dwelling with 30% more floorspace and an additional basement level. Additional benefits were offered to offset the increased floorspace such as a high quality design and use of materials, and landscape and biodiversity improvements.
- Overcoming an objection from the neighbouring South Downs National Park Authority, planning permission was granted in November 2019.