What can you do if planning permission has been refused on your property?

Planning permission for extension to a Grade II listed house in Duxford

Archangel has recently secured planning consent for a single storey rear extension to a Grade II listed house in a South Cambridgeshire village, where permission was previously refused.

A previous application for a single storey ‘orangery’ style rear extension was refused citing scale, form and detailing as reasons for refusal. In summary the extension was deemed to cause harm to the host building. Archangel brought a fresh approach to the project and worked constructively with the planning authority to find a solution for our client.

Our approach included:
🧩 Seeking pre-application advice including a site meeting with a case officer
🧩 Presenting two options that sought to address the issues noted on the previous refusal.
🧩 Proceeding with the preferred option, a more contemporary design with minimalist detailing and larger areas of glazing to maintain views of the existing house
🧩Rotating the extension through 90 degrees further helped maintain views of the historic rear elevation
🧩Including a fully glazed link to connect the extension to the main house, that provides a clear visual separation between the existing house and the contemporary extension.
🧩 Preparing sun studies to assess the impact of the proposal on the external amenity space for neighbouring properties

The approved extension which contains dining and sitting areas aims to minimise the impact of the extension on the existing house. It will make the house more suitable for family life and fit for purpose for future generations to enjoy this heritage asset.

If you’ve had a planning application refused and are unsure of how to proceed we’d be very happy to discuss it with you with no obligation.

Book a call with Dirk now to talk about your planning permission.


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