Living the Dream

Most people dream of building their own home in the open English countryside but let us tell you, it really isn’t a simple process.

Firstly you have to have a suitable site and then you need a robust justification to satisfy the relevant Local Authority Planning Department. Be assured, the difficulties are endless, time-consuming and extremely expensive.

Most single large scale houses built in the country are associated with farms, agricultural or equestrian uses. So when a site comes along which is prime for a new house we, understandably, get excited.

There is a national Planning policy (NPPF) that allows for outstanding domestic architecture to be created but that is a very different subject and beyond the means of most people. This approach is often referred to as ‘Paragraph 79’.

This site in Rutland has received a positive response at the Pre-Planning stage and so we have now just completed the first draft of the house for the client’s approval before developing the scheme into a full planning submission.

This is not a P79 application and is associated with equestrian activity on the site. we cant wait to get underway with it and promise to keep the blog updated on progress.