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MAKING AN EXCEPTION

Could this plot offer one budding self-builder the chance to create his dream countryside home? Mike Dade sums up the chances of success

WHO Ben Stevens

WHAT An agricultural plot with gorgeous views. Could it win planning permission under a national policy allowing innovative new countryside homes that enhance their setting?

WHERE Gloucestershire

PLOT WATCH: Mike Dade investigates

Ben Stevens has ambitious plans for his self-build project. He’d like to create a contemporary new home with strong green credentials in attractive countryside, in a location with an outstanding view. He’d also like the house to blend as seamlessly into the landscape as possible. Ben’s heard that such designs can win planning permission under an exception rule for outstanding architecture. He has now spotted agricultural land with an impressive outlook and wants to know if this could be a suitable location to realise his dream home.

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Build It is the UK's most practical magazine for self builders and renovators looking to create their dream home. Here's a sneak peak at what's inside this issue: - Vote for Britain's best home of 2018 - Energy saving windows - How to build your own home for under £200k - Getting the most from your builder - Smart kitchen tech - Front door cost guide ... and more!