We were appointed to undertake listed building consent applications for a series of alterations to a Grade 2 listed cottage in Waresley, Sandy.  The cottage is set within a conservation area and is of significant importance to the village.  The amendments, although minor, could alter the appearance and setting of the cottage.  Due to the listing, the application required considerable thought and attention.

We were asked to finalise an application for the replacement and maintenance of several existing windows around the cottage.  The existing windows were in a serious state of disrepair and would either need replacement or a high level of maintenance to ensure they were thermally efficient and water tight.  We discussed with the conservation officer those windows that could be replaced due to their appearance (a UPVC modern insertion) or their condition (a rotten timber window). In addition, there were some windows, which were original and needed some care and attention, yet couldn’t be replaced.  These required the insertion of secondary glazing internally.

We were also asked to finalise an application for a new driveway entrance to the property to increase the security and privacy for the owners.  The final design will allow for further future expansion in the most appropriate location (ie. a rear secluded position) when required by the owner.  The driveway will be fully landscaped and planted to ensure the setting and context of the cottage is not detrimentally affected.

We have recently gained the planning and listed building consents for both of the applications and will assist the clients where possible to take these items to completion.