Pegasus Group was instructed to produce a planning statement to support an application which was submitted to The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead by WAM architects for a replacement dwelling in the Green Belt. The site is also found within the Holyport Conservation Area in Holyport, Maidenhead, meaning the application was supported by a Heritage Statement prepared by us, illustrating no harm would be caused to heritage assets.
Pegasus Group explained how the proposed development would represent one of the identified exceptions, set out in paragraph 89 of the NPPF, and so should not be classed as inappropriate development in the Green Belt. The new dwelling was sited in a different location to the original and is larger in footprint (+18m2) and volume (+39m3) which represents a percentage increase of 34% and 4% respectively.
Planning permission was granted in November 2017 after minor amendments were made to the design of the scheme. The Officer concluded that the scheme would make a positive contribution to the character of the Conservation Area and that the scheme would not be materially larger, and therefore would not harm the openness of the Green Belt. Permission was subsequently granted under delegated powers.