Tunbridge Wells
Planning & Listed Building Consent

Belgrove House, Tunbridge Wells
Planning & Listed Building Consent Approval

The Brief

Recommended by an existing client due to our experience obtaining Planning & Listed Building Consent approval. DMP were first approached in 2017 by a client who had recently purchased a Grade II listed property located in conservation area and within ‘The Village’ of Tunbridge Wells. To point out, this area is the most sought after area for young professionals with varying housing styles full of period character.

The property Belgrove House is formed over a cellar, ground, first and second floors and was first listed on the 20th May 1952. In particular, detailing a 3 storey red brick with grey headers, panelled parapet, decorated string course above eave floor and 3 sash windows with glazing bars to the front elevation. The rear elevation is weather board.

The client looking at undertaking a series of upgrading and building repairs required varying assistance from DMP’s experienced team, In this case, Listed Buildings to achieve planning and Listed Building Consent from Tunbridge Wells Planning Department for:

  • New casement windows to rear elevation.
  • Internal alteration comprising of demolition of existing bathroom partition wall to first floor, new partition wall and water proof tanking system to internal face of wall to basement.
  • Replacement utility room windows, doors and glazed rooflights with double glazed windows.
  • Window replacement for 1 No. casement window to rear first floor bathroom.
  • Proposed brick boundary wall.

Again, in January 2020 the client contacted DMP in order to obtain Listed Building consent with respect structural repairs to the principal elevation of the property to restrain outward bowing front wall.

DMP Solution

Without delay DMP met with our client to understand all the proposed works they were wishing to undertake to the property. A planning programme quickly agreed in order the essential works to be undertaken as priority on receipt of granted planning and listed building consent.

Furthermore, our surveyors undertook a detailed measured survey of the basement, ground and first floors. Including collecting details of the principal elevations and historic fabric of the property.

Preparation of the existing drawings also included detailed front and rear elevations.

In essence, eight applications successfully granted permission by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council over a 6 month period for the proposed internal alterations and upgrading the external elements.

A further Listed building Consent application granted in March 2020. The application, to restrain the outward bowing front wall, ensuring the historic fabric of the building to be retained in its original character for future generations.

During the process DMP were able to understand our clients specific requirements and kept them fully informed. Our team maintained continued discussions with the vary Planning Officers and Conservation Officer at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Therefore were able to make amendments where needed and if necessary at short notice.


Measured Survey

Planning Applications

Listed Building/Conservation Area Consent

Planning/Design & Access Statements

Heritage Statement


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