Planning Approval in AONB

Tarrant Launceston

Western Design Architects are pleased to have obtained planning approval for a new agricultural workers dwelling in open countryside in North Dorset.  The new two storey house will be built within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and will be nestled between other existing properties in Tarrant Launceston.


Working with Ken Parke Planning Consultants, a case was successfully made that there was a requirement for a full-time worker to live on site, that the farm business is profitable, that there are no other suitable buildings in the area and that the new house satisfied all other planning requirements.


The case officer stated that the proposed development is sympathetic to the rural character of the area and it would not harm the special qualities or natural beauty of the AONB.