Tennis star’s kit home plan could fall foul of new NPPF

Johanna Konta in action at the 2016 Australian Open

Johanna Konta submits second application without architect

The Woodland Trust is using the newly strengthened National Planning Policy Framework to fight proposals for a self-build country home by tennis player Johanna Konta.

Under the new NPPF, councils must refuse development that isn’t considered “wholly exceptional” if it will result in the loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitats.

Konta has already had one planning application rejected on the grounds that the house would be unduly dominant and significantly harmful to the character of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex.

This content is available to Registered users

You are not currently logged in.

LOGIN or REGISTER to access this story

LOGIN or REGISTER for free access on selected stories and sign up for email alerts.

Take out a subscription to BD and you will get immediate access to:

  • Up to the minute architecture news from around the UK
  • Reviews of the latest buildings from all corners of the world
  • Our monthly digital edition including stunning photos, building and technical studies
  • Full access to all our online archives
  • PLUS you will receive a print copy of WA100 when it is published in January

Get access to premium content subscribe today