Successful Planning Applications 

New garage and store

Officer recommendation for refusal overturned at SNC planning committee.


A new garage and store at the front of a house were recommended for refusal at planning committee for being out of character with the overall streetscene. CCP were asked to provide advice and we produced an assessment report which analysed the streetscene in terms of its defining characteristics and especially the prevalence of outbuildings at the front of other properties nearby. This was circulated to committee members beforehand and the applicant gave a short presentation on the day. Committee members voted unanimously in favour of granting permission. 

Permission for five detached dwellings, Saham Toney

In January 2021 we secured a full planning permission for five new detached dwellings outside the settlement boundary of Saham Toney in Breckland, Norfolk. The final scheme includes an improved highway access into the site, a crossing facility for pedestrians, ecological enhancements, and raised ground levels to avoid groundwater flooding. The layout and access were guided largely by the aim of reducing the impact on the existing on-site trees

First Passivhaus Premium Standard in UK, 2021

CCP has secured planning permission for the country’s first Passivhaus Premium Standard, for a new house in Little Hautbois, under NPPF paragraph 79.


This was approved by an inspector at appeal, with the home designed to generate more energy than it consumes.

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Agricultural workers dwelling, May 2021

In May 2021 we obtained planning permission to convert a stable block into a rural-worker’s dwelling on a small holding in Hindolveston. 

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Extension in a Conservation Area, 2020

We were brought into a project which had been refused permission for a number of reasons in a Conservation Area of a North Norfolk village, very near to the Grade 1 listed church.


It was appealed and although it was dismissed by the Planning Inspector, only one reason for refusal remained, with the others having been successfully argued away in our appeal statement. The sole remaining reason was overcome by a relatively straight forwarded redesign of the front dormers by an architect, and a resubmission has been granted permission.


Rural workers dwelling, Beeston, 2021

We recently supported an applicant to gain permission for a rural workers dwelling at a farm in Breckland. The farm places a high emphasis on conservation, having been managed under the Higher Stewardship Scheme with Natural England for the last 10 years. The applicant is expanding on this to develop a nature reserve, with the new dwelling intended to be used to employ a warden.

Success at Appeal

We've achieved planning consent for a single dwelling in Aslacton, successfully overturning the Planning Authority's decision at appeal. 

Although within the settlement boundary the site was originally refused due to its affect on the character and appearance of the area, CCP was able to demonstrate that it was in keeping and appropriate