Inspired were appointed by our clients to the role of assisting them with the gathering of statutory consents in relation to the erection of one new dwelling, on land adjoining their home in the seaside town of Minehead, West Somerset.

Using Topographic data gathered from the site by our survey partners at Lewis Brown Land Surveyors, our in-house Architect Julia Humphries, set about the task of designing a bespoke four bedroomed dwelling that would sit discretely within the landscape close to the borders of the Exmoor National Park. Our proposal would make careful use of land contours to limit impact upon views to and from neighbours and would reduce visual impact for regular passers-by, whilst reaching all our client’s long-term wants and needs. Our scheme presented a single storey dwelling with undercroft garaging that will be constructed using both traditional and locally sourced materials and would include sustainable systems for heating and for control for re-use of rainwater.

Following detailed negotiations with planning officers at Somerset West and Taunton Council, our scheme was duly supported by members of the authorities planning committee meeting in July, with consent successfully achieved. Site works are due to commence in October 2020.

If you are looking to build a new home, why not engage our Inspired team to assist your design process? Call Inspired on 01823 270764.