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This site comes with planning permission to build a detached house, but is it suitable for the Pilchers’ living and working needs? Mike Dade takes a closer look

PLOT WATCH: Mike Dade investigates

WHO Andy and Kim Pilcher

WHAT A site with outline planning permission to demolish the three garages currently there and build a detached house in their place

WHERE Wiltshire

Andy and Kim Pilcher are looking to self-build somewhere in or around their local town. They have a limited budget, but are keen to create a house with an open-plan layout so they can live and, as artists, work from home. The property needs three bedrooms and, ideally, enough garden space to grow fruit and vegetables. They’ve spotted a reasonably priced plot that comes with outline permission for a detached house. It’s positioned just outside the centre of the town in a residential area. Could it be a good fit for their needs?

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In the May edition of Build It magazine, you'll find a wealth of inspiration and advice for your self-build, renovation or extension project, including: - Cover house: A traditional-style new home on a garden plot (p20) - Kitchen design ideas (p72) - Does solar battery storage make sense? (p74) - Driveway design ideas (p80) - Complete guide to loft conversions (p 84) - Modern glazed extensions (p98) - How to keep your project on budget (p110)