Case Study: Individual Home in the Green Belt

Securing an individual home in the Green Belt isn’t easy nor straightforward. Usually, new buildings are considered inappropriate development in the Green Belt. However, that doesn’t mean it is impossible.

Green Planning Studio can offer a bespoke architectural service to suit your requirements from concept designs through to full architectural services.

In January 2017 Green Planning Studio obtained planning permission for an Individual Home in the Green Belt in Aldridge.

On this project, we provided a full range of architectural services from the initial assessment and the initial Land Survey through to completion on site.

Initial Assesment

The site at the time of the land survey in 2014 in preparation for an individual home
The site at the time of the land survey in 2014
Extra of a topographical land survey for a potential individual home
Extract of a topographical land survey

Concept Design of individual home in the Green Belt

Individual home concept image: Rear Elevation of the new house in the Green Belt.
Rear Elevation of new house in the Green Belt
Individual home concept image: Front Elevation of new house in the Green Belt
Front Elevation of new house in the Green Belt

Detailed Architectural Design

Cross Section Drawing showing architectural details for a new individual home
Cross Section Drawing showing architectural details
Individual Home Cross Section Drawing showing architectural details of the roof/window interface
Cross Section Drawing showing architectural details of the roof/window interface

Providing all of the necessary calculations & permissions

  • Principle Designer under CDM 2015
  • Structural Engineer’s report
  • SAP Calculations
  • Building Control
  • Utility Connections and easements
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Visual Impact Assesment
  • Planning Permission
  • NHBC certification

On-site support during construction of individual home in the Green Belt

On-site architectural support during structural construction of individual home in Green Belt
On-site architectural support during structural construction and first fix
On-site architectural support throughout first and second fixes of individual home in Green Belt
On-site architectural support throughout first and second fixes to completion
View from the Balcony / Gallery over the double-height dining room to the field beyond during construction of individual home
View from the Balcony / Gallery over the double-height dining room to the field beyond during construction

Completion of the project

The Completed rear elevation of the new individual home in the Green Belt
The Completed rear elevation of the new house in the Green Belt
The Completed front elevation of the new individual home in the Green Belt
The Completed front elevation of the new house in the Green Belt