By Fiona Robinson1st April 2020

We are happy to announce that we have successfully achieved planning permission to convert this existing building into a new holiday cottage.

Achieving planning permission for existing buildings can often present challenges and this project was no exception. As it’s sited in the grounds of a Grade B listed property, and in the catchment of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, we had to be particularly sensitive and work closely with our client and the planning authority to reach a satisfactory agreement. The planning authority, quite rightly, protects our built heritage from inappropriate and destructive development. We are keenly aware of this and are experienced in designing sensitive and beautiful buildings which protect the character of these structures.

In this case, we have proposed the full refurbishment of the existing stone wall structure to bring it up to modern standards. We’ll also add a rear extension for much-needed accommodation space. The extension has been deliberately set back from the existing walls, with a lower pitched roof and timber cladding so as not to detract from the existing building. We have also proposed an innovative green roof, which creates an architectural dialogue between the building and its woodland surroundings. We will also retain and re-use existing materials on site as far as possible.

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