Paragraph 55 House

Paragraph 55 House

Paragraph 55 House – Let me explain how it is possible to get permission in the countryside

 

Paragraph 55 House – Have you heard about this clause? Are you trying to gain planning permission outside the building boundary? Therefore, let me explain to you exactly how the planning clause within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) works? And could applying for a paragraph 55 house be a possibility to help you gain planning on a plot outside the building boundary? 

Because every city, town and village has a building envelope/boundary and everything inside that boundary is within the building envelope or probably likey for approval (depending on the circumstances) Maybe, imagine, for example, that you drew a circle round a village, for this example and everything within that circle is within village envelope or boundary, so therefore planning is usually granted. Anything outside of that area is classed as countryside and therefore against planning policy. It’s not necessarily a circle, but hopefully you understand my example. 

A Paragraph 55 House is defined as

Local Planning Authorities should avoid new isolated homes in the countryside unless there are exceptional circumstances such as: 

The exceptional quality or innovative nature of the design of the dwelling. 

Such a design should:

Be truly outstanding or innovative, helping to raise the standards of design more generally in rural areas;

Reflect the highest standards in architecture;

Significantly enhance its immediate setting; and

Be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

Paragraph 55 of the NPPF was updated in July 2018 to Paragraph 79. It now states…. 

Planning policies and decisions should avoid the development of isolated homes in the countryside unless one or more of the following circumstances apply:

e) the design is of exceptional quality, in that it:

  • is truly outstanding or innovative, reflecting the highest standards in architecture, and would help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas; and
  • would significantly enhance its immediate setting, and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

Therefore the wording is almost the same, except they have removed the word “special” and because “special” can be defined in many different ways, by different people. Maybe it is possible to get planning for a Paragraph 55 House in the countryside? 

It is as we did it! 

 

This is our house design that gaining us planning permission outside the building boundary….

Our planning permission was granted in 2013. We had hurdles we had to overcome to get planning and our first design was refused for not being exceptional enough. We came back with an amazing new architect, Ian Hunter of Hunter Architects who understands all the planning policies. Our house was an infill plot, which did help matters, but it was still outside the building boundary and therefore against policy. 

We have been told that planning for a paragraph 55 house would cost us up to £200,000.00 and take around 18 months. Ian’s fees were more in the region of a brand new car and took 5 months from the first phone call to planning being granted. 

Paragraph 55 house – Simple steps – Our Guide

Find a great architect who understands planning policy, not just draws house designs

  • Speak with your local councillor as he or she has the power to request that your design is discussed at a planning committee. 

 

  • Work together to create a unique design. Obviously, it has to be something amazing. Eco/ sustainable houses are a huge plus point. I was told, that the councils love green roofs. Being a self-builder also helps, rather than a developer. Increasing the wildlife is also a plus point. 

 

  • Speak with your local parish councillors and explain your ideas and why you want planning. Remember these are people with thoughts and feelings. I think that if you are coming from a genuine point of view, this will be apparent. 

 

  • Speak to neighbours and people within your village so that they can submit positive comments on your planning application once it is live on the portal. As many positive comments as possible will all help. 

 

  • Have CGI’s (computer generated images) made up of your design? Our house on a PDF plan does not look impressive at all. The CGI helps the committee members to see the plan better as they are not usually architecturally trained. 

 

  • Assuming that you are going to a planning committee meeting. You can submit additional information to them prior to the hearing. I made up a PDF leaflet of our paragraph 55 house design and why planning should be granted. It is not allowed if you approach a few committee members with information, but if you request that all members have the same information, that is allowed. So I sent it a week before to our planning department and asked them to pass it on to the all the planning committee members. 

 

  • You get 3 minutes to speak at the planning committee meeting. Use this time wisely. It is the only time that you get to speak (and I was shaking) Explain your design and basically every reason why you should be given planning permission that you can think of. Because you couldn’t afford a house like this normally, does not work. Do they care if you can afford it or not? They are looking from the point of view of… How can you justify a dwelling outside the building boundary (and in the open countryside) when it is against policy?

In contrast, planning is a funny thing that divides people. Maybe we were lucky that we had a lot of support regarding our planning application. Furthermore, remember that you are dealing with real people throughout. Above all, speak to them like real people and if you are coming from a genuine stance, seems like that shines through. Your voice can only be heard through an architect, so choosing the correct one makes a huge difference. 

You do not have to get the parish council to like your plan or get neighbours to like it also. It all helps your case. The less negative points there are to your proposal, the fewer arguments the council have against your proposal. It is already against policy if you are outside the building boundary, which is a huge hurdle in itself. My point of view is not to give the council more ammo against you. 

Check your application regulary

It is the best practice to regularly check your planning application. Any comments raised can be addressed immediately. Our first application was refused for a few reasons. One of these being that we did not state that we would protect the trees at the front of the property. These had Tree Preservation Order on them (TPO’s) Naively, we submitted a 21 page, £500 arboricultural tree report, which gave every detail of the tree’s and how to care for them. Separately, we did not state, that it was our intentions to follow the report…. so therefore, the council rejected our proposal on the grounds that the development would result in loss or deterioration in the quality of natural features including trees. 

Lesson learnt the hard way and we submitted the exact same the report second time around and stated that we would follow the guidelines and it was not an issue. 

Do not make any assumptions. From that experience, I literally leave no stone unturned and I direct all my information as if I am talking to a child or a person that knows nothing about the planning process. Therefore, there can be no grey areas, although with the right architect, who should also be a planning consultant, this is their job and I can not fault Ian Hunter, as he left no stone unturned and he has now gained planning permission for a few Paragraph 55 houses. 

The Home Building and Renovation website has a good article on Paragraph 55 Homes

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Affiliation Meaning is defined as

The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated

 

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Basically, Affiliate marketing has been around since the internet. With the means to be able to track buyers, zone places, even advertise to a specific target audience, it is possible to define your target audience to the tiniest detail. Anything is possible with Google and Google analytics.

 

An affiliate marketer is a person that advertises a product or a service. Whether that be by recommending it, using it or just trying to sell it – They recommend that product or service and if the person buys it, they receive a commission.

 

So Affiliation meaning is….

Simply the process of selling that product or service. The person advertising the product is an Affiliate and Affiliation is what they do. It’s a fantastic income steam as there is the opportunity to advertise or promote many products without a lot of overheads. Unless you go down the paid advertising route, then you have that cost to consider. If someone is a blogger or already has a great following, then it is ideal for them. Sometimes it can be as simple as “Hey, I’ve tried this new body lotion and my skin feels amazing” Then you link that product which is embedded with a special code so that the supplier knows that sale came from you. Then you earn a commission.

 

Advertise a Product

Someone Buys That Product

You Receive A Commission

Sellers Love Affiliatitation

If you’re a seller of that body lotion. Having affiliate marketers work for you is a win-win situation. You only pay a commission to your affiliate if they make a sale. No sale – No commision. Think of all the money previously spent on advertising, say in a paper for example, without knowing if you are actually getting any sales from that campaign? With affiliate marketing, you know exactly where those sales are coming from and your affiliate can track how they advertised that product and where that person came from. You would be surprised to hear that generally most of the biggest names on the internet all build their business with affiliation.

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Affiliation is a process to learn and it varies depending on the product that you are affiliating and your suspected buyer. Generally speaking, if you were affiliating a weight loss program, then you would want to advertise to slim and buff people. Once you find your correct audience and people start to purchase your affiliated product, then the commissions roll it. Once you have set this up, in theory, that post, blog, vlog etc…. will keep working for you as time goes on. The hard work is initially, in the beginning, setting everything up, then after that…. it’s simply a case of monitoring everything. That’s what drew us into the idea of affiliation. It’s quite a hands-off business model yet it’s also very addictive. Suddenly, you have the ability to be able to help lots of people and we only ever promote products and services that we love. We have tried and tested them and feel they are spot on 🙂 You also get the chance to make a change to peoples lives. Big or small – People can learn what you have learnt and start making money for themselves. Freeing up their time to have more money and spend more time on the things they love. Some people even make a complete business just affiliate marketing. The possibilities are endless. So why not check out this Free video series. 

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Affiliation Meaning 

In short, is a method of reselling products and services without ever owning them or touching them. You’re basically a middleman, a salesperson, bringing a product or service to a person that wants it. And if you get it right, you really can make lots of money for very little effort. Affiliate marketing is becoming more popular, people do have to think outside the box as our training gives you the ability to be able to understand the process and how best to deliver your message. Is youtube right for you? Instagram, facebook, blogging, Vimeo, Pinterest, Twitter, Messenger, email, chat forums, etc…. the list goes one. Who knows, you might actually discover something about yourself or even find something you love doing. And when you do, it is effortless. Work is only hard when you do not enjoy what you do. 

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