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!

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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