Today we received the long anticipated news that our planning application was granted. We’ve been checking almost daily to see if there has been any change on the online application and what a relief to see that it has all gone through ok.
Nice to see a reference to key design considerations and a special mention in the permission details for “Sustainable Development in Rural Areas – The Council was particularly mindful of the following matters: – scale, design and materials appropriate to use and location – impact on landscape. The simple form of the building is considered appropriate to its use and location on an agricultural holding. The site is well screened and remote from residential properties. The proposal will not impact on the wider rural landscape.”
The full application form, design statement, neighbour comments and decision status can be found here
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When we arrived back to The Patch after a couple of music festivals in mid July we were surprised to find a planning enforcement notice attached to the new roof we had erected. It turns out that as we have less than 5 hectares we need to submit a planning application even for a small agricultural building like the one we have built. It has taken a little while to understand the requirements, gather the information and find the confidence to do the technical drawing myself but this weekend we made the submission online to Breckland Council. Fingers crossed. As well as the drawing which I really enjoyed doing I have learnt how useful google sketchup can be for 3D design. Check out the pics.
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