18th February 2016
Caulmert is pleased to announce that we have secured both planning permission and listed building consent, on behalf of our client, to form a new basement extension beneath the existing dwelling. The extension would increase the amount of useable accommodation. The approvals allow the relocation of the existing lounge and kitchen from the ground floor into the new basement, whilst opening up space on the ground floor to accommodate a separate new living room and dining room.
This important Grade II listed building, located within a conservation area, was built circa 1860 in an Italianate style, which was very fashionable at the time. It was originally built a single residence, was much later converted into a residential home, and more recently into three separate dwellings. It still appears visually as a substantial detached Victorian villa, which is characterised by yellow polychromatic brickwork, incorporating a high level of detailed embellishment, typical of this style of architecture.
As the building remains little altered externally, it was important to ensure that any proposals maintain this appearance. Caulmert’ s planners have considerable experience in this field and have provided advice and guidance to the client and their appointed architect from the outset and have successfully managed to negotiate various minor amendments to the scheme proposals throughout the planning process in order to secure a satisfactory conclusion.