Permission for new dwelling in Bibury

Hawkers Hill, Bibury, New Dwelling, Cotswold District Council, SF Planning LimitedSF Planning recently secured planning permission for the erection of what is almost certainly the first open market dwelling to be approved on a greenfield site in the village of Bibury, Gloucestershire for decades.

Bibury does not have a residential development boundary wherein the principle of development is normally acceptable, and Bibury isn’t currently identified as a village for further growth in the emerging Local Plan.  The site is also located off Hawkers Hill on approach to one of the most famous row of listed terrace houses in the Country – Arlington Row

In addition to the above, the site is in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Conservation Area and surrounded by listed buildings; to get permission for an additional dwelling therefore perhaps sounds like an impossible task.

However, through negotiation with the Local Planning Authority, SF Planning successfully demonstrated that although Bibury does not have a settlement boundary, it has a good level of facilities relative to its size such that the location could not be considered ‘isolated’.  Working in association with Jacob Pot Architect, SF Planning also successfully made the case that a sensitively designed dwelling will ensure that the proposal integrates with the Bibury Conservation Area, and surrounding listed buildings; as well as the wider Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For further details on this proposal, and to discuss other village locations in general please contact Mark Godson

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