Monthly Archives: July 2016

Three Houses in the Maidenhead Green Belt

A proposal to erect three detached, traditional style dwellings in the Green Belt outside Maidenhead has been approved. The redevelopment involves the demolition of commercial buildings and hard-standing used for a lorry yard. Maidenhead, Green Belt

The Council accepted Carter Planning’s submission that the land was previously developed, and that the appearance of the proposed homes and reduction to traffic generation would improve the openness and appearance of the Green Belt. (Architects: Ascot Design)

Pub Canopy, River Thames at Windsor

Boatman, Pub Canopy, WindsorAn outdoor canopy for a public house located within the Windsor Conservation Area, and on the banks of the River Thames, has been approved. The scale and design of the canopy was considered to preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. Carter Planning successfully suggested that a pergola with seating outside a pub/restaurant would be a development expected in this riverside location.

Chesham Prep School, Green Belt Improvements

Carter Planning were delighted to assist Chesham Preparatory School in negotiating the significant improvement and expansion of their facilities on a Green Belt site. The School, which caters for boys and girls from four to thirteen, are to provide a new indoor swimming pool to enable the staff to deliver the curriculum and improve the health and fitness of its pupils.

Chesham Prep School, Green Belt

The dining room was in need of expansion, having been built when the school originally moved to the site. This is to be replaced by a new purpose built facility with extra classrooms. A new school hall was also required as the only space for assemblies, performances and other large scale activities or meetings and events was the existing sports hall. The new hall will accommodate parent-staff meetings, assemblies, theatrical productions, concerts, lectures or several of the extra-curricular activities introduced over the years. (Architects: ADP Architecture)


New flats for Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Latis Homes - HoddesdonCarter Planning has secured planning permission on appeal for a three storey block of forty flats, including nine affordable units, in Hertfordshire. The development by Latis Homes is situated in a prominent site in the Hoddesdon Conservation Area.

The appeal Inspector agreed the proposal would be a prominent and modern addition to the street scene. It would be proportionate in scale and height to the neighbouring buildings and would assist in improving the appearance of the vacant site and provide a built frontage. The Council sought an overage clause but the Inspector said this would not be related to the development, nor fairly related in scale and kind. As such, it would not accord with the provisions of Regulation 122 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 and the tests for planning obligations set out in the National Planning Framework.