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Old Post Office Cottages

Extension & Refurbishment

The house is situated within the Green Belt and beautiful Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has already been extended in the past, which made the route to gaining planning permission more complex, due to local policy requirements. 

The client approached Fox-Groves Architecture to improve the internal layout across ground and first floors, along with the replacement of an existing detached garage to provide a new kitchen extension. The replacement extension takes cues from agricultural buildings in the area - which have simple forms, timber cladding and metal roofs - and is intended to appear separate
and subservient to the main house. A low-level link connects the extension with the main house.

Planning Permission was granted in June 2023 following the Case Officer's acceptance of our case for 'Very Special Circumstances'.

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Proposed View

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Existing View

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