45 Bath Road

Emsworth, Hampshire.

Planning Advice and Conservation Areas.

The sensitive and prominent location of this home overlooks the waterfront in Emsworth. This project required professional planning advice and conservation areas sympathetic design approach. Indeed, this was vital to have any chance of obtaining planning consent in this highly regarded Conservation Area.

To begin with, the site lies to the southwest of Emsworth Town Centre. It also falls within the Emsworth Conservation Area and the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is located on the western side of Bath Road; looking out over the ‘Town Mill Pond’.

Previously, the building was a stable block of a U-shaped design. Historically, it had been converted to a single storey private dwelling with later additions. In addition, and in brief detail, the single-storey elements are of white painted brick and facing brick elevation walls. The roofs are of a simple up and over pitch ‘Plain’ tiled roof design.

The one and a half storey element of the home is set back within the site mainly masked by the front building section. It comprises facing brick walls under a barn-hipped ‘Plain’ tiled pitch roof. Moreover, the remaining building footprint consists of unattractive built-up felt flat roof ‘infill’ extensions considered being of low architectural merit. 

Summary of the proposal –

In brief, the design and summary of the proposals are –

  • To upgrade thermal elements and to help improve the energy efficiency of the home,
  • General internal restoration, alterations and improvement works,
  • Partial removal of existing kitchen external walls to create open veranda area,
  • To remove bedroom 5/en-suite wing to allow the construction of a new lounge/study/guest room extension,
  • To enhance the outlook views over ‘Town Mill Pond’ from the new lounge, kitchen and dining room areas,
  • Removal of existing porch entrance and replaced with new larger entrance to the property,
  • Over-clad existing one and a half storey rear section of the house with timber cladding,
  • Removal of existing flat roof to the southern side of the property and to replace with a new flat roof structure with roof lantern and roof light.

Our design principles result in an acceptable form of how to extend and alter property in a Conservation Area. Indeed, the character and appearance of the property both internally and externally has been enhanced through the careful design. Furthermore, this can also be true for the wider afield in preserving the character of the Conservation Area.

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  • Planning Permission Granted.

Project Classification

  • Contemporary-Traditional-Planning.


  • Bath Road, Emsworth. UK.

Land Designation

  • Development in an urban area falling within the Emsworth Conservation Area and the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


  • 2018-present