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Planning Approval Granted for extension to Listed Manor House, West Sussex

Planning Approval has been granted to replace a 1990s extension with a new two storey extension housing Kitchen, Snug and Bedroom suite above.  The scheme for this project adopts a sympathetic design to the Grade 2 Listed 14th Century host building which has a number of existing extensions dating from the 18th Century.  The design of the extension seeks to set aside and reuse a number of existing oak and Fittleworth stone elements from the proceeds of the demolition.

The setting and project

The house is set back from the main road surrounded with mature, landscaped gardens and a series of outbuildings.  The approach to the house circles an attractive duck pond taking the visitor along a typical rural Sussex lane arriving at the historic dwelling.

The replacement of the 1990s extension which was dark and not suitable for contemporary living expectations has resulted in a more open plan kitchen, family sung area at ground floor with bedroom and ensuite above.  The approach to the existing building has been reconsidered and a new planting scheme is being devised to set the scene for the new building.

The extension design will extend into the detail of lighting, purpose made joinery and period style fittings.  New stone mullioned windows, referencing the Medieval Manor House have been designed with new bronze casement frames.

This approval represents the first stage in a vision of enhancement of the existing site. Future stages of the reconsideration of the estate involve replacement of extemporaneous outbuildings.