Seven New Dwellings in Sherborne St John Conservation Area, Hampshire

Local Authority

Basingstoke and Deane


Applications, Heritage and Conservation
  • Residential
Decoration Decoration

Planning permission secured for seven residential dwellings in Sherborne St John Conservation Area despite officer recommendation for refusal

Client RJS Builders Ltd
Architect Whiterok
Author Nick Cobbold

Project Overview

Bell Cornwell have helped secure planning permission for seven residential dwellings in Sherborne St John Conservation Area.

We produced a Heritage Statement to accompany the application and represented the client, a local housebuilder, at the planning committee to overturn the Officer’s recommendation for refusal. The proposal was for seven residential dwellings, comprising a mixture of two, three and four-bed properties with associated landscaping and access arrangements. The site was a former allotment plot in the village; however, it had not been used for allotment purposes for many years.

The application had a mixture of consultee responses with strong support from the Parish Council and Local Councillor, but objections from the Landscape Officer, Tree Officer and Conservation Officer.

Bell Cornwell put forward a compelling case to the Committee to help overturn the recommendation for refusal; focusing on the strong local support of the proposal and the subjective nature of the recommended reasons for refusal.


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