Approval for New House in Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area

Planning Approval in Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area

In March 2014 Clive Elsdon Building Design, on behalf of their client, successfully obtained Planning Approval for a New Dwelling within the Settle – Carlisle Railway Conservation Area.

Existing Site

Site for New House in Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area

Site for New House in Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area

The existing bungalow, known as “West Winds” on Lambley Bank in Scotby was built in 1959 on what was then a green field site. It was originally a brick faced building, but when  extended in 2002 the original building and the new extension were wet dash rendered to give the whole building a similar  finish.

The New Dwelling that this approval relates to is within the substantial garden of that existing bungalow.  The proposal required the re-opening of previously closed vehicle access to serve the existing dwelling, and alterations to the existing drive layout so that the current vehicular access would serve only the new dwelling.

New Dwelling

The proposed dwelling is two stories high, however, in order to reduce it’s massing the eaves are at a reduced level. On the whole the new building takes many of it’s design cues from the existing bungalow on the site. It is fully rendered of traditional construction and style.  The layout of the site are which is to be separated from the original land and the dwelling has been designed to provide appropriate areas for modern day living including a garage.

The relationship to the nearby dwelling was very carefully considered. Our client was particularly keen to ensure that their existing bungalow was not overlooked, therefore windows in the North East Elevation of the new house have been kept to a minimum. Those that are planned are either at ground floor level or serving a bathroom and obscure glazed.

Three Bedrooms and Parking

The new house will have an internal floor area of about 134.96sq.m. with three bedrooms at first floor, one of which is en-suite.  Whilst the land will be subdivided with the existing bungalow, the new house will still benefit from a substantial large garden area and plenty of parking for vehicles, including a detached garage.

Planning Documents

All the planning documents including Clive Elsdon Building Design Drawings and Design Access Statements etc. plus the Local Authority Decision Notice are in the public domain.  To view them click on this link to the Planning Application on Carlisle City Council‘s Website: Documents from Planning Application – 13/0994

 Similar Project?

We would be happy to look at any similar projects or indeed any potential building project at all with a view to providing a fee quote for a Planning Application and / or  Building Regulation Approval. Within DL & DH postcodes (and some other areas) we are happy to attend a feasibility meeting on site FREE of charge.)  We always provide a written fee quote!

Please contact us either using our contact form or by email to design at cliveelsdon dot co dot uk (replacing the words at and dot with the appropriate symbols, or by telephoning us on 01388 526641.

 

 

Weardale Farmhouse Refurbishment & Extension Approved

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Planning Approval

Clive Elsdon Building Design are pleased to confirm that they recently obtained a Planning Approval for the refurbishment and extension of Ladley Farmhouse, part of Newlands Hall Farm near Wolsingham in Weardale.

Rear View of Ladley Farm House

Rear view of Ladley Farm house showing the existing original Earth Closet, Coal Hole & Kitchen

The proposals are to extend the existing farmhouse to the rear to provide additional accommodation including a kitchen, utility room, toilet and boot room at ground floor level with a bathroom and additional bedroom (making 3 bedrooms in total) at first floor level.  The new toilet & bathroom facilities will be the first time the house has had an indoor toilet and fixed bath facility.  Previously only an Earth Closet and a Tin Bath in front of the fire were available.

The new extension will, broadly speaking, be in the area of an existing lean-to kitchen area that whilst looking like an extension was in fact original to the dwelling,  The area of the existing original earth closet and coal hole will remain.  It is intended to use that as a plant area for an environmentally friendly heating system which will work in conjunction with a ground source heat pump.

Within the North Pennines AONB

Whilst more modern in style and construction than many of the local farm houses, the currently unoccupied but maintained and secured Farmhouse is within the boundary of the North Pennines AONB on the North side of Weardale in County Durham. The original proposals for the development were amended following a site visit and consultation with Durham County Council Planning Department and their Conservation Officer. The amendment reduced the width of the first floor extension while leaving the ground floor almost as it was.  Elevationally, the extra area on the ground floor compared to the first floor was treated to look like a later lean-to extension.  Rear window details were also simplified, while front elevation windows remained as originally proposed and similar in detail to the houses original windows, which while dilapidated, were still present.

Bats & Birds

Also included within the proposals were many Mitigation Measures in connection with Bats and Birds that have nested near or in some cases in the building. Ahead of the application our client had already installed extra nesting boxes etc. near to the house.

Bat Roosts will be included within the walls of the new extension and in the area of the existing roof ridge with a Nesting Box for Owls being located in near by farm buildings.  All the mitigation measures comply with a specialist ecological risk assessment, survey and report carried out by a reputable company.

The Next Generation

Once refurbished and extended, with a new electricity supply (for the first time!) and an upgrade to the existing track leading to it, Ladley Farmhouse will become the home for the next generation of the family farming the Newlands Hall & Ladley farms.

Building Regulations

Clive Elsdon Building Design will now be progressing the Building Regulation Application for Ladley Farmhouse, making sure that the details are robust and suitable for it’s elevated and exposed position on the side of Weardale.

We are certainly looking forward to the day when it’s new occupants can finally move in!

Planning Documents

You can view the planning documents, including the Clive Elsdon Building Design Drawings, The Ecologist Reports and the Approval Notice by following this link to the Durham County Council Planning Application site: 3/2014/0003 LADLEY FARMHOUSE – REFURBISHMENT OF DWELLING AND TWO STOREY EXTENSION TO REAR

Are you considering a Similar Project?

We would be happy to look at any similar projects or indeed any potential building project at all with a view to providing a fee quote for a Planning Application and / or  Building Regulation Approval. Within DL & DH postcodes (and some other areas) we are happy to attend a feasibility meeting on site FREE of charge.)  We always provide a written fee quote!

Please contact us either using our contact form or by email to design at cliveelsdon dot co dot uk (replacing the words at and dot with the appropriate symbols, or by telephoning us on 01388 526641.

 

Planning Granted for House Extension in Stanhope, County Durham

Existing Cottage Stanhope Weardale

The Existing Cottage near to the River Wear in Stanhope, Weardale.

Planning Application Approval for Domestic Extension:

We are pleased to announce that Clive Elsdon Building Design have obtained yet another Planning Approval for one of our valued Domestic Clients.

 Two Storey Side & Rear Extension in the Stanhope Conservation Area, Weardale, County Durham.

The approval will allow the erection of a new two storey side and rear extension to an existing traditional cottage close to the River Wear in Stanhope, Weardale, in County Durham.  The extension provides a large single vehicle garage and utility room on the ground floor, with a new en-suite master bedroom above.

Planning Amendment.

Planning approval for this project was originally granted about two months ago, however, an alteration to the proposals meant that the planning consultation process had to be re-initiated.

Are you thinking that you’d rather Improve than Move?

Extensions and alterations have become the most viable way, in many situations, to improve your current home to meet your current requirements, rather than to go through the stress of selling your existing house and finding a new one and financing it’s purchase.  An extension or a loft conversion can answer a lot of your demands.  Clive Elsdon Building Design offer a FREE initial consultation to review possible options within any DL or DH Post Code Area.  We are happy to come along, listen to your requirements and discuss possible solutions with you.  After that, we prepare a WRITTEN fee quote which should leave you in no doubt about the costs of our services for the items covered.  Contact us by phone on 05602 722052 or 07801 255633, by e-mail to design at cliveelsdon dot co dot uk  (Please replace the words at and dot with the appropriate symbols.) or by visiting our website at https://www.cliveelsdon.co.uk

Another Successful Planning Application by Clive Elsdon Building Design

 

Planning Granted to Extend this Wolsingham House

Planning Permission Granted to extend this Wolsingham House.

Planning Application Approval for Domestic Extension:

We are pleased to announce that we have obtained yet another Planning Approval for one of our valued Domestic Clients.

 Two Storey Rear Extension in Wolsingham, Weardale, County Durham.

The approval will allow the demolition of an existing conservatory to the rear of the house in Wolsingham, the market town that almost marks the entrance to Weardale, in County Durham.  The removal of the conservatory makes way for a large two storey rear extension, expanding the ground floor living area, increasing the size of an existing first floor bedroom and providing an additional bedroom to a house on the Crofts.

 Side Extension.

The approved proposals include a two storey extension to the side of the property which allows improved circulation and the re-location of the first floor bathroom.  It also allows an existing en-suite washroom to the master bedroom to become a shower room.

Are you thinking that you’d rather Improve than Move?

Extensions and alterations have become the most viable way, in many situations, to improve your current home to meet your current requirements, rather than to go through the stress of selling your existing house and finding a new one and financing it’s purchase.  An extension or a loft conversion can answer a lot of your demands.  Clive Elsdon Building Design offer a FREE initial consultation to review possible options within any DL or DH Post Code Area.  We are happy to come along, listen to your requirements and discuss possible solutions with you.  After that, we prepare a WRITTEN fee quote which should leave you in no doubt about the costs of our services for the items covered.  Contact us by phone on 05602 722052 or 07801 255633, by e-mail to design at cliveelsdon dot co dot uk  (Please replace the words at and dot with the appropriate symbols.) or by visiting our website at https://www.cliveelsdon.co.uk