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Side and Rear Extension in Green Belt

Maximizing Green Belt Development: Securing Substantial Extensions in Stoke-on-Trent

Site: 56 Brookhouse Lane, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent,


Project: Two storey side and one storey rear extension – Green Belt

Planning Appeal Reference: 70318/FUL

A loyal client, who has entrusted our expertise for six successful projects over the past decade, sought our guidance on their latest venture: obtaining the maximum possible extensions on their property within Stoke-on-Trent's green belt.


Contrary to common perception, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire boast a significant amount of green belt land, even within the urban setting. We frequently receive inquiries regarding green belt development, and in many cases, we must honestly inform clients that their proposals are unlikely to gain approval.


The fundamental purpose of green belt policy is to curb urban sprawl by preserving open spaces. Despite this, over 600 homes have been approved for development within the green belt since 2009, with 400 approvals within the Stafford Borough. Notably, 16% of these approved homes are located on greenfield sites (Source: CPRE and Natural England’s report)


Leveraging our extensive experience in green belt cases, we assured our client that we could secure the desired extensions. Following our pre-application advice, we submitted a meticulously crafted scheme that received swift approval.


Our deep understanding of planning policies and our ability to streamline the process for council officers by providing comprehensive planning statements, accurate drawings, and detailed plans were instrumental in securing this successful outcome.


This case exemplifies our expertise in navigating the complexities of green belt development and achieving favourable outcomes for our clients. If you're seeking to maximize the potential of your property within the green belt, our team of experienced planning agents is here to guide you through the process. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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