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Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by davies1, 20 Aug 2010.

  1. davies1

    davies1

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    I currently live in the middle of the countryside on green belt land with my parents. I am desperate to get planning for a house

    As most will know it is near on impossible to get planning in the countryside. Agriculture is one way but no good for us.

    Could anyone advise me on any ohter way to get planning they have heard of or in particullar the buildnig of an extremely architectually designed house which i have heard can sometimes be a way forward.

    if anyone knows of an architect who you know has been involved in such a project please could you let me know.

    Help is much required.

    Many Thanks

    Haydn
     
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    Generally you can only get applications approved if there are very special circumstances or the justification for the application can be proved.

    Have a ring round of the Architects Practices in your area who specialise in getting Planning Permission for difficult sites ie conservation areas etc, or speak to some specialist Planning Consultants. Most decent ones will spare you an hour of their time if they think there is any chance of a job to have a chat about things. Its important to try and find one who's quite pally with the Planners! I don't think you'll actually get any Practice recommendations on here tbh.
     
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  4. chapeau

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    About the only time you can guarantee in advance what planners will eventually decide is when it comes to new houses in green belt i.e. a big no no.

    If you are trying to get separate living space away from your parents, then you might get away with applying for an extension and call it a granny flat. Some councils will let you increase volume in green belt by 50%, others a lot less. Also always helps if you make the house more ecologically friendly.
     
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    Google "Gummer's Law" and you'll get a pretty good idea of how difficult it is to get planning permission for a new house in the Green Belt.

    Unless you've got millions to spend and you plan to build a country mansion, you're flogging a dead horse.
     
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    Just for accuracy really, just want to clarify my earlier post, what I should have said is 'green belt in open countryside' or outside settlements.

    For example. You can build new houses in green belt if it is infill in a 'washed over' village. But i don't think that applies here.

    I know of one example round here of a completely new house in green belt/open countryside being built in the last five years, and permission to build it cannot be properly explained using planning rules/guidance.
     
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    Agree with chapeau - development in green belt possible if infill or similar. A new build in the middle of a field has very very little chance.

    Examples of the 20 homes that have been permitted under PPS7 in the last 5 years can be seen here http://www.vitruviuspublishing.co.uk/page59.html
     
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