Prep for planning permission

16 Sep

Well, technically, I’m not even officially the owner of Tilly’s Cottage until the end of the month and yet I’ve already embarked on the first tranche of work required for planning permission — and that’s the garden clear out.  No one has lived in the cottage for over 10 years so the backyard where the extension is being built is pretty overgrown.

I spent several hours on Saturday clearing out the blackberry brambles that had overtaken the space.  Not a fun job and I’m thankful I had my legs, arms and hands well covered. 

Next comes the survey and then full drawings of the planned build — at least things feel like they’re finally starting to move a bit!

Here’s a look at the before and after of my work — I’m not sure if the photo does it justice but the brambles that were taller than I am were cut down to the ground in order to provide access to the back and side walls for the survey:

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6 Responses to “Prep for planning permission”

  1. Christiana Childers September 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    Oh my WORD!! Did you find any treasures in there? Like a rusty old bike. That’d be my DREAM!!

    • amyswear September 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

      If you count rat poison and an old sink, then yes, I found “treasures”!

      • Christiana Childers September 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm #

        Gross! Not as romantic as I invisioned!

      • amyswear September 19, 2010 at 10:47 am #

        Gross is right — oh wel, who knows what I’ll find when we open up the attic :-)

  2. Jill Maher September 21, 2010 at 12:38 am #

    Wowzers…that looks like a whole lotta un-fun work!

    • amyswear September 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

      Ah, but it was. Probably just the tip of the iceberg!

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