We are pleased to announce that we have recently submitted for planning permission in the Cotswolds, in the beautiful market town of Tetbury, Gloucestershire. This falls within the Cotswolds District Council planning authority.
The Opportunity and client brief
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, our client bought this small three-storey and two-bed terraced stone cottage intending to extend and modernise it, whilst retaining the charm and character of a period property.
The property is entered from the road at an upper ground level, which drops down to a small living room, kitchen and dining area, opening up onto a south facing rear garden. Our client wants to increase the living areas, provide a more dedicated dining area, as well as physically connect it to the garden.
At upper levels, our client wants to squeeze in an extra en-suite, get more daylight into the front of the house, and increase storage. The house, unusually, has no existing windows to the front that faces the road, so the roof lights will assist with daylight filtering down through the stairwell.
The key proposal is to extend to the rear with a 4m deep single-storey extension, creating a new dining space off the existing kitchen.
A timber-clad box creates a modern addition, distinct from the old traditional building but complimenting the stone of the main house. Corner glazing in the extension allows the space to open up to the garden via a raised decking area. This blurs the division between internal and external spaces.
At upper levels, the insertion of new conservation roof lights and an internal reconfiguration will allow for a new ensuite and bring light into the entrance hall.
We are looking forward to negotiating with the council to a successful conclusion and hopefully getting on-site to build out the proposals in late 2022.
If you are interested in securing planning permission in the Cotswolds, please find our contact details here.