Planning Case Study – Enabling Development Scheme Involving Village Hall

Enabling Development Scheme - Stourton Village HallThis project was part of an Enabling Development Scheme involving the demolition of an existing village hall and associated buildings and the erection of a single detached dwelling with associated hard and soft landscaping.


Planning consent was granted in 2013 for the demolition of the village hall and the erection of two dwellings. As the planning permission was part of an enabling development any application on the site would be closely linked to that of the new village hall development on the opposite side of the road.

The site with the 2013 planning permission was subsequently bought by our clients with the intent to build a larger single detached dwelling for them and their young family. The dwelling was designed for the client by an oak framed building Architectural Designer, we then submitted a planning application utilising these bespoke drawings.


This planning application was intrinsically linked to the progress of the new village hall application opposite the site.

Due to the enabling development connection between the two sites a S106 agreement was necessary to ensure that the dwelling would not be occupied until the new village hall had been erected.


Having submitted the planning application to the Planning Department Stourton Parish Council supported the scheme.  The application was met with overwhelming support from both the local community and Statutory Consultees.

After the S106 agreement was completed the application was approved without further question.

The Planning Specialist was Natasha Blackmore da Silva MSc.

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