Swindon Council has granted planning permission for a new private residence in Stanton Fitzwarren designed by Mathewson Waters Architects, situated in a Conservation Area adjacent to a nearby listed barn. Donald Insall Associates provided heritage consultancy advice for the project on behalf of the client, Mr Justin Goodheart and Jeremy Flawn, a planning consultant at Bluestone Planning, successfully convincing members of the planning committee that the development would enhance the character and appearance of the Stanton Fitzwarren Conservation Area.
Our detailed and robust heritage impact assessment demonstrated that the house’s sensitive and innovative design will not harm the setting of both designated and undesignated heritage assets; the report’s conclusions were instrumental in persuading the members to overturn a recommendation for refusal. Members voted in favour by 11-1.
Helen Ensor, our Oxford office lead, said: ‘This was a lovely project to be involved with and a great team of people for a small, bespoke project. It is as important to Donald Insall Associates to support schemes like this – which we feel should be welcomed and encouraged by planning authorities –as it is to be involved with flagship projects such as Kew Gardens and the Palace of Westminster.’