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  • 29 July 2022
  • News

Special Planning Win in the Cheshire Green Belt Outdoors-Loving Family

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Artist's impression of the rear of the house

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It has been an agonising wait…

Submitted for planning in November of 2021, the delays at Cheshire East Planning Department have kept us in suspense for a very long time for this very special project in the Cheshire Greenbelt. However, we are elated that the extension and remodelling of Chapel House have finally been granted well-deserved planning permission this week!

The house is in a superb location, set in a substantial amount of land and with spectacular views of the sandstone outcrop known as ‘The Edge’ beyond. The proposals respond to the family's love of the great outdoors. They enjoy sports, farming, and making cider from the apples they grow on the land. They had already built an outdoor kitchen complete with pizza oven, ceramic egg barbeque and a bar for day-to-day cooking and enjoyment and for entertaining a large wider family and friends. This was the starting point for the house extension and remodel. 

Chapel House Interior1

The kitchen-dining space has been relocated to the centre of the plan and has been given large, glazed sliding doors to strengthen its relationship to the outdoors and to maximise the enjoyment of the incredible views. A new functional core comprising a muddy boot room, cloakroom, functional utility, and WC support these new spaces and the family’s love for outdoor life.

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At the first floor level, the master bedroom is presented with large, glazed doors onto a new terrace from which the epic view of the Edge can now be truly appreciated from a new position.

Chapel House External After


Chapel House External Before


Chapel House External After


The rear of the proposal is finished with new vertical charred timber cladding that wraps around the existing wing and the new walls of the extension to visually tie the built forms together.

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