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Planning Permission | Contemporary Mews House Development

June 22

Following a rigorous GDV optimisation appraisal and feasibility studies, we’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for a backland development of contemporary mews houses – each with three bedrooms arranged over three storeys of accommodation – in the gardens of a chalet style bungalow, in Burnham, Berkshire.

Inherited with an existing consent for a pair of uninspiring semi-detached houses, this new permission doubles the quantum of development, while introducing larger scales units – taking cues from the East and West context of the site – with a distinct, yet sympathetic, contemporary design, respectful to both the scale and size of the neighbouring buildings.

Careful positioning and strategic use of design details – including angled bay windows – maintains important separation distances and preserves neighbouring privacy. A mansard roof design optimises second floor accommodation, enabling a linear townhouse plan form with living accommodation arranged over both ground and first floors. A contemporary architectural language and detailing with a restricted palette of multi-blend brickwork, glazing and metal cladding – effectively used to denote the transition in level, surface and form – results in a series of bright, open-plan and modern living spaces.

Alongside the invaluable contributions from Planning Consultants, Edgars, in-house CGI was integrated throughout the process, and this inclusive approach to visualisation-aided design development, ultimately helped optimise the development value of the site – and the Planning Officer’s understanding of the scheme – resulting in this fantastic consent.