Replacement of existing garage/outbuilding for the erection of an annexe within the Green belt in Chipstead, Surrey

Our involvement

Planning & Architecture


Project Outline

The main property on the land where new annexe was proposed is locally listed and within the Chipstead Conservation Area. In addition to the site been situated within the Green Belt, it also formed part of an Area of Great Landscape Value which set a number of key constraints before work could commence.

Following a positive Pre-application process, Planning Consent was achieved for the extension and conversion of the garage to a separate residential annexe. A subsequent application sought the provision of a new outbuilding based on the previous design but from new rather than via conversion.

A rigorous Building Regulations process with the client was carried out to ensure the client’s desired features and spaces were achieved without comprising the architectural detail required by the Conservation Officer.


Outcome

Planning Consent, Building Regulations, and Client’s agent during construction stages.


Comments

Another great example of good communication combined with expert advice to achieve a challenging Planning Consent. Regular liaison with the Local Authorities allowed the project to achieve approval, first through the planning application applications that allowed the already approved annexe to be demolished then re-built given its poor structural condition and energy performance. This was followed up by a Section 73 Application for the addition of a flue for a wood burning stove.

Replacement of existing garage/outbuilding for the erection of an annexe within the Green belt in Chipstead, Surreye