Success of planning application for historic cottage

1 and 2 Church Cottages are late 18th-century Georgian timber-framed cottages, and were first listed Grade II in 1985.

The cottages stand on a prominent corner plot at the junction of Maldon and Witham Road and our client lives at number 1 Church Cottages.

This building is a fine example of artisan housing from the 18th-century, with good timber frame still largely in tact, which is particularly noticeable today when you enter the house. 

Since the proposal is to form an addition to the living area, we have designed the extension to respect its original structure.  

A planning application for listed building consent was submitted on behalf of our client with a design and access and heritage statement to explain our design concepts. 

Our proposal will involve the removal of the external render from part of the existing south gable wall but retaining its timber frame to link with the new extension thus forming a larger dining room with minimal disruption on the historic fabric. 

The sensitivity of our design approach has been successful in receiving full listed building consent with the subsequent stage of the project now commencing.

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