Dovecote Cottage – October 2016 Blog
Dovecote Cottage is a converted pigeon house with attached single storey house and stable block. The client wanted to maximise the floor area and increase the number of bedrooms. Hayes & Partners gained approval for a masterplan scheme with five bedrooms and a large open plan kitchen/family room in October 2016 following completion of a series of planning tasks.
The first task was to apply for a Certificate of Lawful Use for the existing building as a dwelling, following which planning permission was sought for conversion of the stables to additional accommodation and the addition of a garage block. A further Certificate of Lawful Use was then applied to create a large single storey rear extension using the dwelling’s permitted development rights. A final planning application was made to reconcile the internal arrangement of the approved schemes and apply for a glazed corridor to allow the bedrooms more space.
The extensions and alterations are currently under construction and are due to be completed Spring 2017.