We put forward a case that the creation of a private rear residential curtilage at the property was essential for the applicant and his family, so that they can have a private, safe, enjoyable, and recreational amenity space away from the main road.
The proposals were carefully designed by Landscape Vision Ltd to ensure that there was no detrimental impact on the Green Belt, or rural landscape. In fact, we felt that the proposal improved the rural character through design, reducing pressure on the front garden, and biodiversity.
We also put forward an argument that curtilage extensions are omitted from the definition of “inappropriate development” as defined by national planning policy. The proposals were designed ultimately to meet and exceed national policy aims, and perhaps more importantly, that of Local Policy ENV7.
With all material planning points considered, planning permission was approved without delay and on-budget.