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Clague Architects wins planning for £150k infill home

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Clague Architects has won planning for a single-storey house on an infill plot in Kent

The £150,000 two bedroom house is tucked behind a wall on an undeveloped plot of land surrounded by Georgian buildings in a conservation area near Charing.

An earlier version of the contentious scheme had failed to win planning, comnig under fire from a number of local objectors.

Associate Tim Hare, said: ‘The scheme faced a plethora of objections from the local residents and the parish council. The overriding objection was the perceived view that a contemporary design of any nature would not be acceptable or in keeping within the conservation area.’

According to the Hertfordshire-based practice previous attempts to develop the site had failed ‘due to their visual impact caused predominantly by the traditional nature of the designs’.

The original scheme was reduced in height, so that no part of the proposed building will be higher than the 3m-tall surrounding wall.

Rooms are arranged around a central courtyard, and the house also features no windows in the external walls and has a flat sedum and wildflower planted roof.

The house is set to start on site in March and is due to complete in August 2015.

Project data

Location Charing, Kent
Type of project house
Client Dalemarch
Architect Clague Architects
Structural engineer John Kettle Associates
Funding private
Tender date December 2014
Start on site date April 2015
Completion date August 2015
Contract duration 18 weeks
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT Intermediate Contract
Gross internal floor area 76m2
Total cost £150,000

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