Weekly Blog – 45

This week has been spent submitting two applications for listed building consent and planning permission in Dorset and East Devon.

The two sites could not have been more different – one in the centre of a large village – Broadwindsor, and the other on the periphery of a dispersed village – Dalwood.

The applications are for very different types of uses, one is an annex to the existing family home to accommodate adult children and the other is the conversion of redundant outbuildings for a home/office, changing room and swimming pool but what they both have in common is that they fall under Class E for planning purposes.

Many of our clients are new to the South West and it is clear that Covid has focused our minds and we now know what is most important to us, family and home, a better life/work balance which often involves the creation of new spaces.  Under Class E of the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 2015, this means ‘any building or enclosure, swimming or other pool required for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse as such, or the maintenance, improvement or other alteration of such a building or enclosure.’