The College Arms, Woking

College Arms, Woking. Plans

The College Arms was a derelict public house on the outskirts of Woking, Surrey.  The clients were looking to maximise the site with the development of one and two bedroom apartments, with communal parking and amenity.

ddp were instructed to prepare and submit all the required documentation for the application.  This involved first preparing a sketch appraisal, followed by full design plans and elevations. ddp also submitted a full Planning, Design and Access Statement that included a renewable energy assessment.

The scheme was refused at local level for reasons associated with impact on the character of the area and unacceptable living conditions for future occupants.

An appeal was lodged and in conjunction with Alliance Planning, ddp were involved in the appeal process, and were represented at the Public Enquiry by Marie Doherty.  The appeal was a success and planning permission was granted in August 2008.

West View Marina, Earith

West View Marina, Earith

The development of West View Marina began in 2004 with the proposals to demolish the existing workshop and construct 4No. 3 bed houses.  ddp was instructed to prepare and submit the application documentation and following detailed negotiations with the local authority, achieved a successful consent.  These dwelling were constructed in 2005 and have now become a welcome and successful addition to the marina environment.

Later in 2008 a further application was prepared and submitted for a single dwelling on land adjacent to the existing bungalow.  This application was refused on first attempt, but with some minor changes and the addition of further information with regard to the provision of renewable energy, a successful consent was achieved.

ddp has worked closely with the client at West View Marina on the development of this site and has advised the client with regard to the extensive renewable energy provision involved.  The house was finally constructed with a large bank of solar thermal collectors on the south facing roof slope and a trans seasonal heat store below ground.  The system was run using a ground source heat pump which has thus far proved very successful and efficient for the home owners.

Household Extension

Willow Cottage

Willow Cottage – This was a small 2 storey extension in Yatley.  The clients had very specific requirements and needed to make best use of the available land to the side of the property.  This design was progressed and submitted by ddp and consent obtained in 2008.

The Cedarsddp were successful in obtaining planning for a detached single dwelling in the rear garden of The Cedars, Ashtead.  Following this the client wished to maximise the potential of the donor property by renovation and extension.  The plans were prepared and submitted by ddp and a successful consent obtained in 2009.

Vincent Avenue – The clients at Vincent Avenue wished to fully modernise their 1930’s detached house in Sutton and construct an open plan, light and airy extension to the rear.  ddp were instructed to work along side the clients who had very detailed ideas of what they hoped to achieve.  An application was prepared and submitted and consent obtained in 2008.

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