Grainge Architects’ scheme for two new properties in St Leonards, Exeter was granted planning approval on Monday evening. Each of these highly sustainable and contemporary properties replaces an existing low-grade single storey bungalow. These new family homes were developed in consultation with Exeter City Planning officers who wished for a design to be sympathetic to the St Leonards Conservation Area. The traditional forms of the buildings with their strongly pitched roofs, white rendered walling and generously proportioned windows combine to create buildings which double the amount of usable space of the original buildings and tie into the surround area.
Our process of engaging with the planners early in the design process ensured approval was secured for our clients, despite over twenty letters of objection being received by the council. As with many bungalow plots in the city the actual site areas are large and therefore easily able to accommodate a traditional family sized home whilst freeing up space for a bigger garden area. The properties will hopefully start on site early in the new year. Below are some images of the existing and proposed.