This was a challenging project with it being located in the greenbelt. The client had recently purchased the dated cottage and was looking to remodel and extend this cottage in this beautiful context to create a quality family home. The brief was to maintain the traditional cottage aesthetic on the frontage but maximise the views of the countryside to the rear which overlooks Alderley Edge. We designed the house with an additional volume of 110% which was in excess of planning guidance for additional volume accepted in the greenbelt. However, through intense negotiations and argument around ribbon development, and with minimal alterations, the application was approved in April 2022. It was a fantastic result and a huge achievement for us to be able to deliver such an increase in the greenbelt where the most we had seen in recent times was an increase of 63%. Works have commenced in September 2022 and we look to have the works completed by June 2023 ready to be enjoyed for the summer. Updated visuals have now been uploaded below. Completed ‘On site’ photographs will be uploaded once the project is completed on site.