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Retrospective full planning permission approved for the retention of a lake within the grounds of a Grade II Listed manor house


Retrospective full planning permission approved for the retention of a lake within the grounds of a Grade II Listed manor house

KEY FACTS

  • Avoiding enforcement proceedings
  • Within the High Weald National Landscape

SECTORS & SERVICES USED:

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Enforcement
  • Planning Applications

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Bloomfields has secured planning permission for the retrospective retention of a large lake within the grounds of a Grade II Listed manor house.

Bloomfields were first involved upon receipt and information from the LPA enforcement team stating that a lake had been installed without the benefit of planning permission within the National Landscape.

Through professional relationships forged with the local planning and enforcement officers, Bloomfields negotiated an agreement to allow a full retrospective application to be submitted before any enforcement proceedings were actioned.

A full and comprehensive application was submitted which demonstrated the synergy with the Listed dwelling as well as assisting with rectifying historically poor drainage management and thus was shown to protect and conserve the listed building.  Negotiations were also had with the Lead Local Flood Authority to again demonstrate that whilst the development was retrospective, it had been designed and installed to assist with, and improve, the drainage of the whole site, thereby further protecting the Listed dwelling.

The permission ensured the lake could continue to remain and the client was not required to spend potentially tens of thousands of pounds reinstating the area back to its original condition.

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