RE-DESIGN PROCESS WORKING WITH THE CLIENT, CONSERVATION OFFICER, PLANNING OFFICER AND VILLAGE DESIGN GROUP
Oakwrights partner designer Pete Tonks was instructed to assist this client in obtaining planning permission for their dream timber home on a wonderful plot in rural Cambridgeshire back in late 2007
The plot was one of two adjacent plots, sold with outline planning permission. The plot sits within the conservation area of the village and borders open countryside as it sits right on the edge of the settlement boundary.
The original design process involved us initially preparing various concept proposals to configure the optimum room layouts for the client and assess their impact on the plot in terms of position, orientation, sun and shading and overall impact. We then went further into the design process and assessed the concepts against national and local planning policy and also on this occasion, we also had to work in conjunction with the Village Design Group which was a self representing committee made up of residents who have an interest in the design balance of new development within the village. Also, as part of this design stage, we advised the client that an Arboricultural Survey would be required due to the trees on and adjacent to the site and also a Topographical Survey which deals with the levels, drainage and other important information such as boundaries and access.