Good Things Come in Small Packages

We write today about one of our smaller applications approved this week for a carport (garage) located near Chart Sutton under Maidstone Borough Council. Firstly, the task was not as easy as it sounds, and furthermore, our title is somewhat misleading as it is actually quite a sizeable building for its purpose! Patrick Durr [...]

2017-11-13T22:06:07+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on Good Things Come in Small Packages

Strawberry Fields Forever

Patrick Durr Associates has successfully obtained planning permission for a new farm shop at an existing site near Marden, under Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. The application site was an existing Pick-Your-Own (PYO) farm, along with some haymaking and other related agricultural activities. The site had been operating as a PYO farm for over 25 [...]

2017-11-13T22:07:07+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on Strawberry Fields Forever

A Beautiful Barn

Patrick Durr Associates has successfully achieved a beautiful new-build barn dwelling with ancillary building following the applicant’s very rocky start, under Wealden District Council. The applicant owned an agricultural barn near Lower Dicker, set within approximately nine acres of land. Correctly, the applicant looked to use the recently published permitted development rights (PDRs), allowing [...]

2017-11-13T22:07:19+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on A Beautiful Barn

Even Grander Design

After a prolonged journey, we have successfully achieved a stunning replacement dwelling near Goudhurst, under Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, fit for Grand Designs! The applicant purchased the beautiful site with planning permission for a generic replacement dwelling scheme already extant. The applicant and their family wanted to compliment the stunning location with an exciting [...]

2017-11-13T22:07:43+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on Even Grander Design

New Home from Home

A Lawful Development Certificate (Existing) was granted for the use of a building as a single dwellinghouse near Hawkhurst under Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. The applicant instructed Patrick Durr Associates to confirm the lawfulness of a former outbuilding at their property which had been used for over ten years as a single dwellinghouse. The [...]

2017-11-13T22:07:59+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on New Home from Home

Ugly Duckling to Stunning Swan

Planning permission has been granted for a stunning new development of three large, detached dwellings on brownfield land between Cranbrook and Tenterden under Ashford Borough Council. Patrick Durr Associates was instructed by the applicant to undertake a site assessment and investigate if any new development was possible at the site, which was an unsightly [...]

2017-11-13T22:08:16+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on Ugly Duckling to Stunning Swan

Family Staycation

A Lawful Development Certificate (Proposed) has been granted confirming the siting of an ancillary caravan within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse. The applicant approached Patrick Durr Associates seeking to build a new dwelling for their daughter, next to their existing dwelling in the countryside. Unfortunately, we had to advise the applicant that a new [...]

2017-11-13T22:32:27+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on Family Staycation

‘Man Shed’

A challenging agricultural barn, hardstanding and access track were achieved via Agricultural Permitted Development Rights (APDRs), under Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. This application was particularly interesting as the proposed property included both agricultural and equestrian use. In order for the applicant to avail of the APDRs, it was important for Patrick Durr Associates to [...]

2017-11-13T22:27:59+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on ‘Man Shed’

A 1,2,3 Podium Finish!

We are pleased to announce planning permission has been granted for three detached dwellings within West Kingsdown, near to Brands Hatch under Sevenoaks District Council. The application site was part of the applicant’s large garden within a built-up area. Previously the applicant was able to achieve construction of a new single dwelling upon the [...]

2017-11-13T22:09:27+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Planning News|Comments Off on A 1,2,3 Podium Finish!

Beauty Not Only Skin Deep!

Planning permission has been granted for exciting external changes allowing a barn conversion near Marden, under Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. An applicant approached Patrick Durr Associates, having already achieved a Class Q Prior Approval for the change of use of an agricultural building to form two semi-detached dwellings. Unfortunately, when the applicant submitted the [...]

2017-11-13T22:44:15+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Planning News|Comments Off on Beauty Not Only Skin Deep!