Project: Mill and Annex Extension
Structural Engineer: tbc
Site Programme: tbc
Service: RIBA Plan of Work Stage 0 – 2 only
Project Status: Complete (Both Householder Full Planning & Lawful Development Certificate for Permitted Development Gained)
Description: The project brief was to carefully explore via a Householder Planning Application the potential for a small annexed house extension, as well as to gain approvals for a small swimming spa and gym extension to a converted Water Mill in Open Countryside in Cuddington, Cheshire. Both properties were included under one domestic ownership but required separate applications.
Using submission of a detailed Design & Access Statement prepared by Atoll and backed-up with a 3D CAD model of both existing and proposed, Planning Permission was eventually gained at first attempt. These approved a bedroom extension to the first floor of the small annex house, whilst Permitted Development Rights were approved on the mill also: Via submission of a Lawful Development Certificate, it was confirmed that despite Open Countryside classification, Planning Permission was not required for a rear 4m deep single storey extension running half the entire width of the rear of the mill, as well as for a small single storey gable extension to the side.
A further 8m deep ‘large house extension’ that also could have been applied for under Permitted Development for detached houses, via the separate submission of Prior Notification was not applied for at this time – although could also have been granted if applied for.
The gained approvals are now being used to market the properties sale, with the approved plans illustrating the future potential for the old mill.