Planning Permission Outside the Settlement Boundary

DJD Architects have successfully made the case for a new dwelling outside the settlement boundary in the Malvern Hills District.

Working for a private client DJD Architects have achieved a planning consent for a new house on land associated with our Client’s existing property outside of the settlement boundary. The site is adjacent to a conservation areas and situated within the Malvern Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The existing house is built in the Arts and Crafts style, designed by local architect Arthur Troyte Griffith. Best known for having designed the toposcope at the peak of the Worcestershire Beacon, All Saints Church in Lower Wyche, and a number houses in the area.

The scale and siting of the proposed house relates well to the existing village and is well screened from views within the AONB by the existing house and trees. Coupled with the Council’s lack of demonstrable five year housing land supply, DJD Architects were successfully able to make the case that the proposal constituted sustainable development. Planning consultancy was provided by Bruton Knowles, landscape design by Potterton Associates and ecology and arboricultural advice from Dr. Stefan Bodnar.

DJD Architects were approached by the Client having seen the planning consent for two new earth sunken houses designed by DJD Architects, in the grounds of a Victorian villa situated in the Great Malvern Conservation Area.