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New Dwelling Granted Planning Approval in a Conservation Area

Thu 20 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of a new dwelling with Clyro conservation area.

McCartneys were instructed by clients to obtain planning permission for a new dwelling adjacent to a family home. This project differed from most, with the site itself located within the settlements conservation area, although having the benefit of being positioned on the boundary. The site was also located near to numerous listed buildings, of which views from the listed church onto the site were deemed of significant importance. The site was formally classed as an orchard, although had not seen orchard trees located on in recent times, with only 1 tree now present on the boundary.

The design of the dwelling evolved during the planning process, with an end design finalised based on Clyro’s traditional vernacular.  This benefitted from discussions with the planning officer, conservation officer, local ward member. The design process benefitted from these discussions together with a good working knowledge of historic buildings from the clients, ourselves and their employers who provided specific knowledge on the historic core of Clyro and elements to input into the proposal.  This resulted in the support of the conservation officer with no objections from any consultees.

The proposal provides a high quality building located in the conservation area which is of traditional vernacular, however will be designed and built to standards of construction, sustainability and energy efficiency. The application was taken to planning committee by the Lead Development Manager within Powys County Council, but was approved unanimously.

The application was undertaken and submitted to the council by Geraint Jones working from the Kington Office of McCartneys. If you have any projects which you would like to discuss further then please contact Geraint on 01544 230 316 or

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