Pegasus Group secured planning permission for the redevelopment of a redundant farmyard to a bespoke development of four traditionally designed houses. The scheme involved the retention of a heritage asset, which was designed into the scheme as an annex to one of the houses. The principle of the development was contrary to adopted planning policy, but we presented a case to the Council which set out the material considerations to overcome the policy concerns.
We worked closely with the architect, and met with the Parish Council to discuss the proposal in detail. At planning committee, we spoke in favour of the proposal, along with the Parish Council. The result was an almost unanimous vote in favour and permission was granted. We negotiated the CIL payment with the Council on behalf of the client and successfully argued that the existing barn floor area should be offset against the proposed residential floor space which resulted in a large reduction in the CIL payable.
The site is currently being developed.