Great Dunmow, Uttlesford District Council

Provision of 22 custom / self-build homes, including 9 affordable homes.

In the first appeal on custom/self-build development, Iceni Projects secured outline planning permission for the scheme on greenfield land in Uttlesford, Essex.

Iceni Projects provided the planning documents, managed the wider team, and provided an expert witness role at appeal.

The outline planning application establishes the parameters of development including identification of specific plots, and limits
for the heights, and pallet of materials. The applicant is required to provide the road and services infrastructure, and individual plots are then segregated to allow people to build their homes to their own specification.

Having carried out a significant process of community consultation, the planning proposal gained significant support in the local community from people interested in their own ‘grand design’.

Notwithstanding local support, Uttlesford District Council decided to refuse the application in May 2014 under delegated powers.

In granting the appeal in May 2015, the Inspector found that the self-build element to carry “a material consideration of substantial and significant weight”, with the associated sustainability benefits outweighing other considerations including loss of countryside.

Key Contact

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Director of Business Development
T: 020 3640 8508 M: 07736 314 143
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Chief Executive
T: 020 3640 8508 M: 07967 630 348