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Following much hard work and negotiation with Planning Officers, Parish Councillors and neighbours Benchmark achieved a valuable planning permission to demolish unsightly agricultural building buildings and erect a new home at a Planning Committee this Thursday 18th April.
Councillors of Test Valley Borough Council's Northern Area Committee approved the plans for the erection of ‘Ash House' - a detached 5 bed house on a site that falls just outside of the defined settlement boundary of the village of Over Wallop, Hampshire.
The fact the site was outside of the defined settlement boundary proved to be a major hurdle for us to overcome: planning policy normally views sites like these as being within the open countryside where new ‘market' housing is prohibited.
Benchmark worked with Officers to negotiate their support for the proposals. The approved plans and supporting documentation are available to view on the Test Valley Borough Council website (TVBC ref: 13/00062/FULLN), or from us on request.
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Benchmark was instructed by the Benenden Hospital Trust to write and edit the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that formed an integral part of the planning application for the large scale redevelopment of Benenden Hospital in Kent. EIA is a process required by law that assesses the possible positive or negative impact that a proposed project may have upon the environment.
The plans were approved by the Joint Eastern and Western Area Planning Committee on Thursday 14th March 2013 with Councillors unanimously in favour.
Works are aimed to start by September.
Benchmark secured Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent today for a farm re-development in the New Forest National Park. Following extensive consultation with local residents, the New Forest Association and the Planning Authority, the applications were approved unanimously at Planning Committee!
The proposals will allow the farm to modernise and the highest standards of livestock welfare and husbandry to be attained.