My role: Planning consultant and agent.
The scheme: This was a replacement dwelling in the form of a modern ‘castle’ within open countryside in Staffordshire. The application was rejected.
On appeal, I argued that there was no established design vernacular in that area which would be disrupted by the scheme. Furthermore, the new building was of a far higher architectural and construction standard than the building it replaced, so on balance the overall quality of the area would be enhanced.
The outcome: Planning permission was granted on appeal (Hearing), with an award of costs against Stafford Council.