pdp architecture llp achieved planning permission for 14no. One bedroom one person supported living flats for Havant Housing Association by extending and upgrading a Grade II listed building within the conservation area in Havant, Hampshire. Originally the site had a planning approval for two three bedroom cottages with five two bed flats in two blocks for private sale. We proposed to link the two approved blocks together via a first floor timber link to create a single gated community for the new tenants, whilst redesigning the internal alterations, layouts and the proposed elevations to suit. After receiving initial opposition from the Local Authority and Conservation Officer we then sought independent advice from a local Conservation Consultant, the Local Councillor and the local residents to overcome their concerns. Taking on all parties comments we were able to amend the scheme accordingly and produced massing models to show the impact on neighbouring properties. We then proceeded with a public consultation where we received positive feedback for our scheme. During the application process we received no objections and several letters of support from the local residents.

The development created a lot of local interest during the construction period due to an ancient Roman Well, pottery, coins, ring and human bones found within the grounds during an Archaeological dig. This scheme was completed on site in December 2014 with an opening ceremony carried out by Havant MP David Willetts.