High Fields, Ashtead
A number of years ago outline planning permission was obtained for the creation of an additional house to the side of a large Edwardian house in Ashtead set within a fine street of similar properties.
In the intervening period, planning policy for the area was amended and the street became part of a conservation area and the council placed restrictions on any future development of this type. The Local Authority was therefore very reluctant to grant detailed permission for a new house in this location.
The design is intended to reflect the architectural period of the main houses within the street but given the relative size in comparison to these houses it was decided to make the house look more like a lodge.
This approach found favour with the Local Authority and planning permission was duly granted.