SFP are pleased to have assisted in achieving planning permission from Stroud District Council for a new dwelling in the town of Dursley, alongside Zinc Architecture.
The site lies on the southern edge of Dursley, a first-tier Settlement where there is a presumption in favour of development as confirmed through Stroud District Local Plan. Our Planning Statement set out Dursley offers a very good level of local community facilities and the town has an important role in providing a diverse range of ‘strategic’ services and facilities to a wider catchment. We also successfully argued that whilst the Cotswold Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) and Conservation Area are both adjacent to the site, it is bordered by residential development on its eastern, western and northern edge and the site has therefore more affinity with the town than the AONB and Conservation Area beyond.
Working with a wider consultant team we assembled, we assisted in overcoming some of the challenges on the site including access, noise mitigation from the adjacent public house, ecology and landscape impact.
The scheme was approved following an earlier dismissed appeal on the site for a slightly larger development. SFP helped review the findings of the appeal Inspector and plotted a path forward which resulted in the current application for a single dwelling being approved by Stroud District Council.
SFP have lots of experience in delivering development of this nature and if you require similar support, please do not hesitate to contact us on: 01242 231575 or visit our website to take a look at all of our services.