Project overview

In 2017, GJP secured full planning permission for the construction of a contemporary dwelling within a CADW Grade II Registered Park and Garden of Special Historic Interest in Wales. The approval was obtained despite an earlier scheme having been refused at full planning application stage and dismissed at appeal in 2016. GJP were instructed, and secured an approval the following year.

The design of the dwelling, by Huw Griffiths Architects Ltd, comprises a high-quality contemporary appearance embedded into the rustic landscape at the Dingle, and cantilevering over the existing slope creating the impression that the dwelling is ‘floating’. The design of the dwelling, coupled with GJP’s expertise and project management, were vital factors in the approval of the contentious project.


Planning permission was secured for a high-quality contemporary dwelling in an area of protected cultural and heritage value.

The approval of the dwelling created further value at the award-winning garden, and was said to ‘protect the significance of the Heritage Asset’ by CADW. This permission is currently extant, albeit the site has been acquired by new clients who are looking to revise the approved built form. GJP are currently working closely with Huw Griffiths Architects to reach the same positive outcome.

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