The Hen House


Small Scale Residential




History of planning refusals;

TPOs; and

Steeply sloping topography


Site Analysis;

Planning Appraisal; and

Planning Strategy


Designed by Paul Testa Architecture, and thus far having attracted three regional design awards, the Hen House is a forever home designed to the highest standards of sustainability.  Crowley Associates was appointed to the project at inception, to produce a site appraisal, design and siting parameters, and a strategy for taking the project through the planning process. 


The site presented a number of challenges, with a convoluted planning history there having been a series of unsuccessful planning applications for development.  In addition; the site was steeply sloping, shared access, and amenity space with an existing dwelling and was subject to a blanket Tree Preservation Order.  Planning permission was granted in 2015, the dwelling was completed in March 2018. 


Photo Credit – Dug Wilders Photography.