Peacock + Smith’s London office secured planning approval, via a planning appeal, for the redevelopment of existing site to provide a modern dwelling with an emphasis on design and accessibility.
The site is located within a Conservation Area and the Council had designated the existing building as a ‘Building of Townscape Merit’ (i.e. a locally listed building). The original application was refused by London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, in part, due to concerns in respect of the demolition of the existing building and the impact on the Conservation Area.
The scheme design seeks to provide a modern dwelling to meet the unique accessibility needs of our client (due to fact our client is a full-time wheelchair user) but also with a strong emphasis on sustainable design. The existing property’s energy efficient rating is extremely poor and it is producing double the national household average of CO2 as a result. The demolition and replacement of the existing building with a highly-efficient dwelling that exceeds current standards (through the use of air source heat pumps, PVs on the roof and super insulated walls and floors). The proposals will also provide a sophisticated landscaping scheme, including green roofs, as well as rain water harvesting.
Peacock + Smith managed the project through the planning application and appeal process, including attendance at an Informal Hearing.
The scheme, designed by Proctor & Shaw Architects, also required a range of specialist consultants owing to various planning considerations, including heritage, viability, drainage, fire safety, sustainability, ecology and trees.