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New homes success in Dorridge


Just before Christmas, Solihull’s Planning Committee approved another of our applications for the proposed demolition of an existing bungalow and the redevelopment of the site with three houses on Temple Road in Dorridge. We designed the scheme and took the proposal through the planning process on behalf of our client.

The site currently comprises a substantial detached 1960s bungalow, with an integral double garage and large rear garden with an open air swimming pool. It lies in a very sustainable location, within easy reach of public transport links, shops and community facilities.

The plot is excessively large for one dwelling and the application proposal represents a more efficient use of land within an established residential area, respecting and reflecting the density and general character of the locality.

Two dwellings will be located on the Temple Road frontage and the third dwelling will lie to the rear, with access provided in between the frontage properties. The existing access into the site will be utilised with only minor modifications being required. The three new dwellings will benefit from appropriately sized rear gardens and have been designed to present a traditional appearance, entirely suitable to the character and density of the area.

A number of objections were received from neighbouring residents, which triggered the proposal to be decided at the Council’s Planning Committee. The proposal was compliant with the adopted planning policies of the Solihull Local Plan and subsequently Solihull’s Planning Committee unanimously granted planning permission.


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