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Planning Approval for Replacement Dwelling

Planning Approval for Replacement Dwelling

December 2017

Hayes & Partners have secured Planning Approval for a replacement dwelling at Chaseley Farm.

The existing buildings on the site comprise a farmhouse and domestic outbuildings to the north of the site, a residential ancillary building in the centre of the site, and agricultural and equestrian buildings supporting a horse riding arena to the south.  The house itself was built in the early 1960s and is rendered with a slate roof – it is not considered to be of any architectural merit.

Chaseley Farm is a significant land holding, while the existing house and outbuildings are unassuming. The brief was to create a dwelling which was commensurate with the size of the Chaseley Farm Estate both in scale and design, while retaining the mature landscape of the established residential gardens around the house.

The approved design comprises a two storey main wing with a single storey side wing facing the garage across an enclosed courtyard and single storey orangery to the rear.  The proposed house is more compact in footprint than the existing dwelling. It is balanced in design; the materials – brick with stone detailing – are traditional and appropriate to the setting and will be an improvement on the existing condition.

The arrangement of the house and associated outbuildings around a courtyard is tighter than the existing condition and the enclosing walls will act to screen the residential paraphernalia around the house.  Additional converted stables, replacement garage and outbuildings, all previously approved or deemed lawful, were also included (and approved) with the planning application.