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Clayland Architects had three separate projects for private clients at Breckland DC Planning Committee this week. I attended myself to give moral support and I am pleased to say that all three schemes were approved.

The first scheme was for the conversion of existing  empty farm office to create two single bedroom residential dwellings. This was adjacent to a Grade II listed farmhouse, though there was no objection on conservation grounds. Being in a sustainable location and allowing unneeded and unviable business space to be re-allocated to a useful purpose, this was considered a worthy and suitable scheme.

The second project was for a new single family home. The planers approved of the design considering it a worthy addition to the local vernacular, but being outside the development boundary could not be passed under delegated powers. A strong case was put forward by the applicants ward representative and the committee voted in favour of this new addition to the village.

The third application for a small local developer, who has already been successful in getting 4 dwellings approved adjacent to this site. The previous approved scheme had been considered sustainable, and this application for three additional dwellings was approved by committee on the same grounds.