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Appeal allowed at Land of Swaffield Close, Ampthill


DLA Town Planning Ltd are pleased to announce a successful appeal for the erection of three detached dwellings in Ampthill.


The application was originally refused by Central Bedfordshire Council due to its impact on the character and appearance of the Ampthill Conservation Area and living conditions of neighboring occupiers.


However, DLA successfully argued that the proposal would be wholly compatible with the surrounding scale and pattern of development so as to ensure that there would be no harm to the significance of the Ampthill Conservation Area or other heritage assets. It was also argued that the appeal site does not constitute an important open space and that the landscape character would be maintained.


The proposal was sensitively designed following discussions with the LPA, to have both a clear identity and to be compatible with the character of the site. The mock Georgian style employed references the character of the town centre and given the disparate influences in the immediate area, represents an appropriate design solution in the context of the conservation area and its close proximity to a Grade II Registered Park and Garden.



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