Planning consent in five weeks!

A beautiful location deserves a beautiful house! My client recently bought this ordinary looking house in Poole, Dorset with a view to enlarge and improve. The clients ideally wanted another floor added but this particular location had a fairly challenging planning history. I presented my design concept at a pre-application consultation with the planning officer who felt the scheme was in keeping with its¬†surroundings and, apart from a few minor changes, was happy to support the full application. Amazingly, consent came through in five weeks! The first four images below are ‘design visualisations’ which show how the scheme will look once completed and the last two images show the existing property.