Finding novel solutions to maximise a site’s value and overcome ecological constraints and local concerns
Our client was looking to secure planning permission for four large homes on a site in Peppard Common, Henley. Two existing dwellings on the site had grown tired and needed replacement. Charter House Planning was approached to devise a planning strategy to maximise the site value.
Our detailed site appraisal highlighted several significant ecological issues, such as protected trees on the site – which could threaten a full-scale development. So, following initial discussions with the local council, we pulled together a multidisciplinary team to prepare detailed reports to support the full planning application.
Working with a structural engineer, we proposed a method of laying the foundations without encroaching on the tree roots. By examining historical maps and liaising with a heritage expert, we also reassured the local community that no historic structures would be impacted by the build work – keeping the parish council informed throughout.
The full planning application was later approved and the new homes have recently been put for sale on the open market.
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