Walters Architects have been approached by a new client who have asked us to resubmit a planning application for a design we had approval for nearly 5 years ago.
The original application had lapsed (approvals are only valid for 3 years now, not 5) and the new clients were made aware of our practice via the councils website whilst researching the sites planning history.
An alternative design was recently put forward but the planners informed the client that our practice had better ideas for the location and suggested they talk to us directly as we had been successful in the past and the alternative scheme was unlikely to gain approval.
The site is part of a tight back garden development within a Conservation Area ( we love Conservation Areas) and the access, parking and amenity space were all problematic. Our proposal is for a small house in a contemporary style which adds to the character of the area in a positive way without appearing pastiche or as a diluted version of the fine Victorian architecture which surrounds it.
We are just pleased that the house may now get built. Fingers crossed.