Troy Planning + Design were appointed in 2016 to provide advice and assist with the extension and alteration of Keeper’s Cottage, an Eighteenth Century thatched cottage in Froxfield, Hampshire. Planning permission was granted in January 2017 and non-material amendments approved in March 2017.

This unique property was extensively extended and modernised in the 1950’s. The brief provided by the client was for the extension and replacement of a two storey 1950’s extension alongside the enlargement of a garage with a first floor craft studio space.

Troy Planning + Design provided town planning consultancy services, advising at all stages from outline design, pre-application, planning application and post planning approval stages. Given the age of the property and its location within the Southdowns National Park it was advised that specific technical evidence would need to be prepared and the findings of such advice inform any design proposals. 

A Phase I Bat Survey was undertaken. Mitigation measures formed an integral part to the scheme. A tailored Planning Strategy helped to ensure that key documents and plans were prepared in a timely and logical manner.

The front-loading of key technical information alongside a discussion of other key issues at pre-application stage saw the application approved swiftly, avoiding any pre-commencement conditions and an ability for construction to begin quickly.

Troy Planning + Design assisted to secure post-decision amendments, negotiating and working collaboratively with the local planning authority for the swift resolution of some minor external and internal changes.


Keepers Cottage , Warren Lane, Froxfield, Petersfield, GU32 1BN