New Build on Existing Land

To create an affordable starter home for their children the Linden's utilised a corner plot on their property to build a new semi-detached property for their son and his fiancé.

This client owned the end of terrace property with a large site to the side and wanted to maximise the land value by obtaining planning permission for a further end of terrace home to be added.

Among the issues were two trees on Council land which were protected. We argued the case for removing one which was found to be suffering disease and this paved the way to planning permission being granted.



Mr & Mrs Linden

In 2007 my son and his then fiancé who were born, lived and worked in Hemel Hempstead wanted to continue living here but could not afford even the smallest property in the town. A possible solution was to build a new property in the side garden of my wife’s parents’ house in Windmill Road.

We consulted PPM on the feasibility of this solution to their problem.

In consultation with all concerned PPM designed the property, obtaining planning consent which was less than easy but PPM’s knowledge of the system and its requirements proved invaluable in successfully driving the process. We even had to deal with the Council issuing a tree preservation order on a tree on the boundary of the property boundary which would have prevented the construction of the house

The house was constructed as a self-build project and the advise and recommendations from PPM throughout ensured a successful conclusion.