Planning permission for erection of oak frame garden room on listed building in Ablington, Wiltshire

Planning Services/ Project Objective:

Householder planning permission and listed building consent for demolition of existing rear conservatory and erection of oak frame garden room on character thatched listed building in Ablington, Wiltshire


Ablington, Figheldean, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Local Planning Authority (LPA):

Wiltshire Council

Duration of Application/ Timeframe for Approval:

8 weeks

Submission Requirements:

Planning Statement
Heritage Impact Statement (Whiteacre)
Full plans (Whiteacre)

Overview of Development Project

Ablington is a small village in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside approximately 15km north of Salisbury and 5km north of Amesbury. The village is in close proximity to Barrow Clump, a prehistoric site reused as a burial ground by an Anglo-Saxon village. Ablington itself is recorded in the Domesday Book.

Several of the houses in Ablington are of 18th century timber frame construction with thatched roofs and almost all are listed (Grade two or Category C). The property that was the subject of this application had a tired flat roof conservatory on the back and the applicants wished to replace this with a new garden room.

The design, materials and build quality were crucial in this case in order to ensure that there was no harm to the listed building or its setting. The use of green oak here is entirely appropriate and represents an improvement on the previous extension. It is also right that the new garden room has a flat roof. This is moulded and dressed and there are 2 roof lanterns fitted.

The garden room is now complete and the applicants are delighted with the new addition which enables them to make better use of the garden.

detail of oak extension on listed building in Wiltshire
interior of oak extension on listed building in Wiltshire

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