|In 1968 (68/0210/MK2) a planning application was refused but we do not yet know what that was for, however in 1969 (69/0131/MK2) we see the first planning application for changes to the actual dwelling. Permission was granted for the construction of an extension for a lounge. In July 1979 (79/1311/MK2) further permission was granted to convert the loft into a bedroom and bathroom turning the property into a 3 bedroom dorma bungalow. This planning consent also included the erection of a boundary wall to the front of the property.
We have aquired an aerial photograph of the property taken in 1979 before the loft was converted but after the boundary wall was erected. You can see the size of the bungalow which would have been only two thirds the size before the lounge extension.
|Ten years later, in January 1989 (89/2186/MK2), further consent was given for the extension of the loft conversion to include another bedroom. This was quickly followed by a declined planning application in April 1990 to build a new separate bungalow on the land. It seems that the owners settled for extending the property before selling up in 1995. However, we can see from old photos that there had also been a conservatory built onto the house for which there is no evidence of any planning application. The last owners told us that they were surprised to find that the conservatory had "gone" when their purchase completed.
At first we were unable to date this photo relying on some clues but have since established from the son of the man who took the original that this was taken in 1989.