Seckar House


Private Client




Site analysis;


Planning application; and



Within the Green Belt;

Conservation area; and

Landscape character

Seckar House is an original small Arts and Crafts cottage which has been unsympathetically extended over the years. The family moved into the property in 2014 with a view of creating home that can accommodate the family’s current and future needs and best met planning policy objectives.


The main issues this site faces:

  • They are situated in Green Belt

  • It is part of a conservation area

  • There are matters surrounding the character of the landscape



After detailed feasibility studies the conclusion was to demolish the current buildings to create a more sustainably, modern home that was multi-generational and with architectural merit that would blend with the sensitive SSI woodland setting.


Crowley Associates carried out a baseline analysis of the site, worked with the architects (CE + CA) to create a design and access statement, before arranging a round of pre-application engagement before preparing a pre-application to submit.


Following the success of the pre application, a full planning application has now been submitted.