Green Belt and Open Countryside Dwelling Approved

Jaime Westwood

Bailey Partnership have secured planning permission for a three bedroom detached dwelling in the Green Belt and within open countryside within the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council district. The application sought to redevelop an area of redundant hard standing (previously developed land) with a detached dwelling.

Located within the Green Belt, outside of the settlement boundary and in close proximity to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the site has significant planning constraints. Therefore, Bailey Partnership’s Chartered Town Planning Service first submitted a pre-application enquiry to seek advice from the Local Planning Authority (LPA) on the proposed scheme in order to provide a targeted approach to securing planning permission for our client. The LPA raised concerns on whether or not the proposed development would have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt, as well as the height of the proposed dwelling.


Bailey Partnership were able to work effectively with the wider project team, including an arboriculturist and ecologist, to produce a scheme that sits comfortably within the Green Belt and complements the local vernacular. To demonstrate that the proposals would not have an adverse impact upon the openness of the Green Belt, Architect Ben Pitcher, produced CGI visuals within the Design and Access Statement. This approach gave the LPA confidence that the scheme constitutes an appropriate development and was approved.