Richard & Gill Biffa




These Clients came to us through Middleton Advisors prior to making an offer for the site. Again these Clients had a very adventurous "wish-list" as they wished to replace the existing dwelling with a new dwelling having a considerably larger floor area plus substantial outbuildings.

The site was outside the village limits, was in the Green Belt as well as being the an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

In this case the Clients expectations were met by full exploitation of the Green Belt policies and by introducing a large basement contained within the whole footprint of the new dwelling. The scheme also included a replacement lodge which stood at the gated entrance, together with stables, a tractor shed, a workshop and a tennis court. 

In the negotiations with Wycombe District Council there was a query over the limits of the "residential curtilage" but we were lucky to find the original garden plan in the old house as well as evidence on site that the garden plan had been implemented.

We were introduced to the Jeffrey Charles Emmett Practice through Middleton Advisors, who were assisting us with the purchase of the White House. We first met up with Jeff on site when considering making an offer for this property, when we informed him of our very adventurous brief for this project. We wanted to demolish the existing dwelling and erect a replacement dwelling having a far greater floor area to meet our family and spacial requirements.

Jeff was quick to point out that this was a tall order as the site was in the Green Belt and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but was willing to take on the project offering a full Architectural and Planning service with plenty of interesting ideas of how to achieve our aims.

Throughout the whole process, including initial essential tree removal, Jeff gave us sound professional advice, and despite the very restrictive Planning Policies, he and his Team succeeded in meeting all our expectations in gaining the Planning Permission for us that he did.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this Practice.
— Richard & Gill Biffa