Overbury Estate – A beautiful estate situated around the picturesque villages of Overbury and Conderton
The heritage statement successfully argued the case for a large scale, but highly sensitive extension to the original listed building utilising an English Heritage Conservation Principles based approach to the statement of significance. The application had been recommended for refusal on heritage grounds prior to our involvement. Following the production of a robust statement of significance and demonstrating the client’s commitment to the submitted scheme to appeal if necessary, the application was granted permission by the planning committee.
The heritage statement we created successfully argued the case for a large scale, but highly sensitive extension to the original listed building. Planning and listed building consent was granted and now the building is completed and occupied.
The approved design that we helped implement removed low quality 20th century accretions, revealing original historic fabric and provided a lightweight and reversible connection to a substantial new extension. The design utilises sensitive materials and elements of detailing which paid homage to the legacy of the listed building without mimicking it. The scheme provides much needed additional space for this key community asset, providing a better standard of space for pupils and meaning that children of the village do not need to travel further to go to school, promoting more sustainable lifestyles and better community spirit.
“Node’s heritage team was able to provide a high quality piece of work to very tight deadlines on a key planning and listed building application on the Estate. I was highly impressed with their efficiency and the quality and presentation of the final heritage statement.”
Bruce Bossom, Overbury Estate