A modern bungalow conversion in a sleepy village has been approved after it was previously rejected and branded an ‘alien’. The new home design, submitted by engaged couple Sam Elgie and Trisha Pegg, gets a dramatic makeover and an extra floor is added.
After two building applications and three committee meetings, the development was finally approved. The duo can now rebuild and build what will be their own home for their family of six.
Miss Pegg admitted the initial rejection was difficult to accept. However, the couple managed to reach a compromise after speaking to their Derbyshire neighbors about the concerns, reports DerbyshireLive.
She said: “We were confused. This really surprised us as we felt that what we had planned was spectacular and would really add to the beautiful area in which we live. After the rejection, we spoke to neighbors to understand their concerns and made changes so as not to impact on them.”
“We removed the large double height front and rear of the property and also removed the addition to the garage.” We have also now moved the front door to the property to the side to allow for a more stately look whilst also sacrificing part of the garden. to accommodate a large to create a driveway for four cars.”
At a council meeting in July, Cllr Lisa Brown told Lisa Brown the site was in what was once the old kitchen garden of old Egginton Hall, with a historic wall running along Fishpond Lane obscuring the view of the property. She said that the houses in the area are mostly one-story cabins and bungalows.
Cllr Brown said: “The proposal before us tonight clashes prematurely and aggressively (with neighboring properties). It would dominate its neighbors in its current form, especially with the strange form of gray and metal. It has a total lack of respect for its neighbors. “It’s the wrong design in the wrong material in the wrong place.” However, South Derbyshire County Council has since expressed satisfaction with the revised project.
Photographs of what the family’s ‘dream home’ would look like show a clean and decidedly modern design with a large first floor balcony at the rear of the property, a large glass pane on the ground floor in front of the kitchen and dining room. to overlook the terrace and garden. The property would be mostly white with dark gray trim and roofing, as in the original designs.
Ms Pegg added: “We are delighted. The committee said they are very pleased that we have listened to their concerns and taken action to make it more acceptable to the town and look forward to what it will bring to the area. We are a large family of six with children attending the local schools so we hope to make this our long term family home.
“We both work full-time in our company, Elgie Group, which invests and develops property with a great passion for the restoration and renewal of Derby. We own properties such as La Gondola, Sitwell Tavern, The Private Shop on Osmaston Road to name but a few where we fully transform them into beautiful affordable homes for professionals. We look forward. Now it’s finally our turn to give ourselves a home to be proud of.”
Author: Eddie Bisknell Local Democracy Reporter
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Source: Bel Fast Live