The Elms, Therfield, Royston

The Elms is a listed Building located within the Conservation Area of the historic settlement of Therfield.

Who was the client?

Private Client

What was the scheme?

1 Dwelling Access

What were we doing?

Full Planning, Appeal & Heritage

What is the Status?

Permission Secured.

Planning permission had been granted for a new dwelling within the grounds of the Elms, a large listed building set within extensive grounds with an access provided off the sweeping drive.

The approved drive arrangements for the new dwelling were considered by the clients, to result in the loss of significant trees and undermined the design rationale for the sweeping drive, which formed part of the historic nature of the Elms property. AS such proposal were submitted to secure alternative access arrangements to the new property directly off eth Road frontage, rather than off the sweeping drive.


North Hertfordshire Council initially took a negative approach to the proposal to relocate the access to the new property to leave the Elms sweeping drive un-fettered.

After much negotiation the submission of two applications and lodging of an appeal, permission was finally granted for the creation of new vehicular access with associated landscaping to new dwelling on the land adjacent to the Elms.

The works are completed and no further involvement is required.

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