Downlands

With previous attempts to update or replace the dated 1960’s house on this greenbelt site in Lowsonford being thwarted at planning committee, our brief was simple: maximise the potential of this amazing site, while gaining the support of the planning case officer and committee.

Our client was looking to transform the existing property into a substantial country house, working right up to the extent of the green belt limitations to ensure the maximum amount of floor space was created. In addition to the planning approved scheme, we were able to use Permitted Development Rights to further increase floor space in terms of extensions and rooms in the roof, and to create a separate four car garage block, swimming pool and gym building, along with a storage barn for gardening equipment.

Our design seeks to make the most of the amazing views over the Warwickshire countryside to the front and rear of the site, creating large open plan interior spaces with a contemporary feel within the more traditional external envelope of the building.

With the planners and local councillors being very complimentary both in terms of our design and approach to the sensitive site, we were pleased to deliver the approvals that had previously proved so elusive quickly, and with minimal contention.

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