Former Airfield, Cheshire

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Location: Former Airfield, Cheshire

Client: Private client


  • £15 million development
  • GIA - 3,427m2


  • Paragraph 79 house (Isolated house in the countryside)
  • Green Belt
  • Former airfield
  • Outstanding architecture
  • Car storage facility for up to 50 vehicles


  • Building a house is inappropraite development in the Green Belt.
  • Justifying very special circumstances for the development based on paragraph 79 which permits isolated homes in the countryside that are architecturally exceptional.  
  • Demonstrating the harm to the Green Belt is overcome by the very special circumstances and other benefits. 

Summary of NJL Approach:

NJL provided detailed planning advice and worked closely with the design team to set a cohesive planning and design strategy.  This included guiding the Council through a complex planning argument, undertaking an external design review, public consultation and presenting at planning committee.  NJL and the design team developed a scheme which provided a unique response to its setting that was found to represent truly outstanding architecture.   


Full planning permission for a unique home in the Green Belt.