Granville Road


Granville Road is a large private residential one-off house.

Our client went out to a number of local architectural practices to interview them for the potential appointment to design and deliver their one-off family home.

Urban & Rural were selected for the commission and appointed for a full RIBA service.

The challenging project was a back-garden site in the protected area of St Margaret’s Bay on the White Cliffs of Dover. Located on the boundary of the conservation area, in the tree-lined rear garden to a lovely ‘Arts and Crafts’ House.

Planning policy had been changed back in 2015 making back-garden developments non-compliant with live planning policy, other than in select circumstances.

Urban & Rural have secured full Planning and conservation area approval for the large new three storey private dwelling. The scheme was based on a detailed assessment of the conservation area and documented the slow and steady organic growth of the area. This found that there was a strong history of detached private dwellings, all of an individual nature, being built over time. The proposed scheme set out by Urban & Rural made a play on this and justified the proposed development in the preparation of a historic assessment, formally submitted as part of the planning application.

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