High Street Henley In Arden

When a long standing client approached us with a new site in Henley In Arden we were somewhat intrigued by the site constraints. This village centre site lies in the middle of a flood plain, was completely covered with buildings with no open space whatsoever, and is surrounded by existing buildings and windows on three sides, with the road running right up to the fourth side. Did we mention that the site also lies in a conservation area and sits opposite a Grade II listed building?

We carried out extensive pre-planning consultations with the planning department, and by doing so were able to advise the client in terms of specialist reports that would be required to validate and support a planning application. We were also able to gain support from the planners for a contemporary design that sought to complement and bookend the eclectic range of buildings on The High Street.

With our flood risk assessments, bat survey, heritage statement, planning statement and design and access statement all in place, along will full support of the Parish Council, we were confident that our scheme for two contemporary townhouses would be going into the planning committee with the best possible chance of success. Our Client was delighted to receive planning approval for the scheme, along with the compliments of the committee members in relation to the submitted design.