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Approval in AONB

Permission granted for extensive remodelling of dwelling in Dorset

Our clients were keen to both give this very dated home a facelift and improve the accommodation provided. As the site is in a hamlet in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is adjacent to a Grade II Listed cottage, it was crucial to work closely with Dorset Council to ensure that the scale and design of the proposal would be appropriate in this location.


The approved scheme transforms the existing dwelling providing much needed internal space, a new home office studio and a dramatic improvement in appearance. The proposal responds to the local vernacular, whilst creating a more up-to-date design.

Gaining this permission wasn't straightforward, and was definitely a team effort. Well done Tim Cole Downes for your excellent plans and Abbas Ecology for your work with the bats. Approvals such as this in sensitive locations may be a challenge, but are achievable, so do get in touch if you have a similar project in mind.

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