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#1 bobnjudi


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Posted 18 July 2015 - 04:34 PM

We are about to start a new build in Mid Wales. We own the next door dwelling, a bungalow built in 1983. After much deliberation we have decided to demolish the bungalow which does not suit our needs, and replace it with a new dwelling built to Passivhaus standard. We have already had excellent advice from one or two users of this site, for which we are most grateful, so now it is time to join in! We are not totally new to self build, in that we built our current house, (90% diy) about 30 years ago, but so much has changed since those days, not least ourselves, now retired and in our early 60's.

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 05:39 PM

:) Welcome, Both.

If you've already spent time on here you'll know the craic. ;)

Edited by joiner, 18 July 2015 - 07:02 PM.

#3 jsharris


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Posted 18 July 2015 - 05:46 PM

Welcome Bob and Judi, glad to see you've found us OK!


#4 Nickfromwales


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Posted 18 July 2015 - 09:49 PM

Welcome aboard !
Regards, Nick.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 05:45 AM

Welcome aboard, hope we can be some help to you both

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 10:52 AM

Yes, a warm welcome. I assume you are aiming for a lower % of DIY this time - let someone else take the strain?

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:18 PM

Finally after all these months we have something to post!

At our second attempt we have now (last week) got planning permission. We submitted our first application last August and were advised about six weeks into the deliberation period that our application was likely to be refused. The main reason for this was that we had not provided enough information about the access from our site onto the road which happens to be a trunk road. Even though we have been using this access for over 30 years the regulations changed in the mid 1990's and are now more strict.

Our plan is to replace a two bedroom dwelling with a three bedroom dwelling and this is deemed to lead to increased traffic through the access. We provided more information and this satisfied the Welsh Government folk who decide on such issues. Everyone very reasonable. So this is not a question but rather a bit of information. If your access is onto a trunk road be sure to provide sufficient information including photos and distance from the edge of your site to the edge of the carriageway.

Once we have sorted out temporary isolation and relocation of services we can start the demolition process.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:29 PM

It was a bit daft of them to advise it would be refused, rather than just ask you to provde the information they needed. It just shows some planners are less than helpful or the system is at best clumsy.