Planning Success – Residential Development in Maiden Law

Planning House are delighted to announce that we have secured outline planning permission for 2 detached dwellings at Maiden Law, Co. Durham.

The application site is within the ‘open countryside’ in planning terms, however the approved dwellings would not be isolated given that they would be ‘infill development’ due to the site being located between properties within the built-up area.  The site has the appearance of a small private paddock, separate from the main agricultural uses beyond.

The site is the subject of a Local Plan designation in the emerging
County Durham Plan as it is identified as an Areas of Higher Landscape Value in the supporting Proposals Map, notwithstanding this the Durham Planning Team supported the proposal on the basis that development would be a windfall site viewed as an infill plot between residential dwellings within the existing ribbon layout that fronts the main road through the village.

Thank you to Blake Hopkinson for producing the plans for the client and congratulations Claire Hattam on helping our clients through the planning maze!