Residential Extension: Benhurden Farm, Gorran Churchtown, PL26 6LQ

2nd July 2017 - tracyyoung

Land and Property Planning Ltd were instructed by CAD Architects to draft a planning statement to support a two storey residential extension to Benhurden Farm, Gorran Churchtown.

PA17/02811 to view details

Planning permission was initially refused under PA16/10584 due to the design and scale and subsequent harm to the setting of the AONB and secondly on the potential to have a significant impact upon protected species (bats).

The applicant amended the design and a fresh application submitted under PA17/02811.

Following an assessment by the planning officer the recommendation was to refuse for a second time on the grounds of design and impact upon protected species.

To summarise: Land and Property Planning Ltd addressed the planning officers concerns setting out the merits of the case:-

*The proposed siting and design has evolved from the contraints of the site and the desire to protect the colony of bats within the main roof space*.

*The farmhouse is set in a wooded valley and cannot be seen from any public view points therefore the LPA would need to demonstrate the harm to the AONB*.

Following a site meeting between the agent and the LPA planning permission was approved on the 30th June 2017.