I am delighted that North Dorset District Council Planning Committee unanimously approved our planning application for 13 dwellings within the conservation area of Murnhull on the 24th June 2014.
Working in collaboration with Smiths Gore, supportive pre-application consultation with NDDC Planning Officers and Country Highways aided the design process, resulting in a sympathetic village housing scheme, preserving key features and residential amenity. Fundamental design principles were to respond and relate to the quality, character and sensitive nature of the village centre and the conservation area setting.
The properties draw reference from local vernacular style. Building materials will include Marnhull stone, clay facing brick, flint and colour-washed render with roofs of plain clay tile and slate, consistent with the rural village context.
It was a pleasure working with Sam Harper and Steve Briggs of Smiths Gore (Taunton Office), who prepared a first class planning submission.