Planning Success – Living Roof Dwelling

We are excited to announce that we have secured planning permission for an accessible bungalow for a recurring client.  The bungalow has the unique feature of a living roof.  So not only will be visually stunning, it will also be environmentally friendly.

The application site is within a conservation area, next to a Listed Building and is tandem development in a sustainable East Durham village.  Tandem development (often referred to as backland development) is generally the placing of one dwelling behind another within a single plot, or the development of land set behind existing buildings.

A  simple unilateral undertaking (similar to a s106 legal agreement) was submitted to accompany the application to ensure a contribution is provided to mitigate against the increase in activity on Durham’s Heritage Coast through the provision of a new dwelling.

We are thrilled that we were able to assist our clients secure planning permission and look forward to seeing it being developed soon!

Given the unique living roof feature on the build we’re going to keep checking on site to take photos of the development and hope to share them with you once completed.

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If you want to know more about planning, our eBook’s on the Application Process  or Self Builders are a good place to start.  However if you need assistance then don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

We’ve also produced some Free Practical Guides on heritage issues if you’re property/land is within a conservation area, like out clients was take a look at our Practical Guide to Conservation Areas, or if you need more information on how to write a Heritage Statement, we’ve got it covered in our Practical Guide which also has a template for you to use.

If you’re not sure if you need help from a Town Planner take a look at blog on When to Hire a Town Planner our download a Guide on How to Choose a Town Planner.