Building a Rural Home Under Paragraph 80

22 November 2022

An insight into building a new home in a rural context under Paragraph 80.

For those looking to build their dream home, location is a very significant factor. You may find the perfect plot of land with outstanding rural views. It is not simple to achieve planning within the countryside. However, Paragraph 80 of the National Planning Policy Framework opens the doors to this type of development.

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Open countryside is an appealing place to build a new home

The draw of the open countryside is an appealing consideration when looking at options for your dream home. However, building your dream home in the countryside is more challenging than within a development boundary.

The complexity and cost of opting for Paragraph 80 must not be overlooked, it does however ensure that the countryside is subjected to quality design and build quality enhancing the surrounding environment, enriching place through design.

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Co Create Architects self-build reservoir in Bere Alston

To guide and facilitate your self build within the realm of Paragraph 80 you will need an experienced architect. They will not only transform your ideas into reality but bring the design quality. If you are working with an existing building the right architect will centre a design inclusive of the existing structure enhancing the immediate setting. It is this sensitivity to design that will provide you with the key to gain planning against Paragraph 80.

In addition to the design, the architect also drives the process that is necessary to achieve planning. This may include working with conservation consultants, planning consultants as well as liaising with the planning department from an early stage.

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Would you want this view from your living room?

Overall, self builds especially when considering Paragraph 80 can be a challenging and long process. The right architect and design team can guide you through the process, striving for the design excellence, site sensitivity and facilitate progression to achieving your dream home.

If you are looking to complete a self build feel free to reach out to Co Create Architects and get a free consultation.
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