New homes were approved on a site in a Conservation Area in Dorset through KPPC Ltd.
The application for 32-24 Rowlands Hill, Wimborne, was for the demolition and replacement of an existing house plus sub-division and partial demolition of another house – a Victorian villa identified as a non-designated heritage asset – to create two new homes plus the construction of seven further new properties.
Although located within the St John’s and Rowlands Hill Conservation Area, consent was gained after initial pre-application discussions and a carefully considered application to retain the original core of the villa while removing a modern and less attractive addition to the rear, and allowing for the development of its curtilage despite its status as a local building of value.
Despite the planning constraints, KPPC Ltd gained consent from Dorset Council for the scheme, which will deliver much-needed and attractive housing on an important site in one of the county’s most popular towns.
KPPC Ltd acted for the applicants and worked closely with partners on the project. Daly Martin Williams Architects delivered the architectural package.
Arboricultural services were by Richard Nicholson APC while highways and drainage engineering services were provided by Paul Basham Associates, heritage consultancy services by Cotswold Archaeology and ecological services by LC Ecological Services.