Architect wins planning permission for ‘outstanding and innovative’ property in AONB
Charles Holland Architects has won planning for a new house in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty after a planning inspector praised its “outstanding and innovative” design.
The property will be built close to a grade II*-listed manor house near Dover and was approved under so-called “paragraph 79” rules in the National Planning Policy Framework. Also known as the country-house clause, paragraph 79 allows new buildings to be constructed in protected areas of the countryside if their design is exceptional.
Holland’s 170sq m house is described by the architect as a “mannerist inversion” of the proposed building’s 17th-century neighbour, with a front elevation characterised by an exaggerated catslide roof of peg tiles that reaches almost to the ground.
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