We had some good news earlier on this week. We mentioned here that we were having trouble with the approval of materials, namely the Council Officer's decision over the slates and guttering. He wanted Welsh slate and cast guttering, we wanted man made slate and aluminium guttering.
Our architects confirmed that approval has been given for the use of both man made slate and aluminium guttering. The meeting with the Head of Planning worked. We were so relieved as there is about a £15,000 differential between having a Welsh slate roof and a man made slate roof. A house with no roof all year round brings a new dimension to the great outdoors.
So, all planning conditions have now been cleared and we can just get on with it without having to go back to submit anything or wait for a decision. The Councils 21 day turnaround time is more like 41, and they had lost one slate sample too, so we really don't want to have to go through all that again!