Planning success for new dormer bungalow

PDP_Dormer Bungalow

Planning & Design Practice have recently been granted outline planning permission for a new dormer bungalow located just off Old Road in Heage, Derbyshire. The application wasn’t without its challenges with plenty of consideration required towards improving the existing road access in particular.

The site is comprised of an existing house, set within a generous garden, with a private drive/parking area, plus a brick garage and a wooden storage building. The site is within the built-framework of Heage village, and is not in the Green Belt.

We also had to put forward a case that the rear, north facing garden shouldn’t have to be 10 metres as is normally required. We put forward the argument that with the front garden being on the southern side this was the one which would be used most frequently by the residents, and therefore this should count towards the 10m required in total.

Due to the site’s context, special consideration had to be given towards ensuring that no habitable rooms in the new dormer bungalow had windows facing out to the side or the rear of the dwelling due to overlooking issues with neighbours, and also the protruding had to step in slightly to protect the neighbouring properties 45-degree line of site.

Gaining planning permission is a key step in almost any development. Planning & Design Practice Ltd is a multi-disciplinary team of Town Planners, Architects, Architectural Assistants and Design Professionals, and Heritage Specialists. We can take a project through from inception to completion, but we also offer the flexibility to engage a client’s own architects and provide a planning service, whilst our design team can also work with clients who have engaged other town planning professionals. For a no obligation consultation to discuss your dream project or property, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01332 347371 or via email at

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