“Millicent” is another example of how well the integration of considerate planning and high-quality architecture can enable development to proceed in sensitive locations. This spectacular country house is set in a remote and rural location in the South Downs National Park and former Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Working closely with the architect Quinlan Terry and landscape consultancy Hankinson Duckett Associates, our team obtained permission (at appeal) for a high-quality country house that sits comfortably within its 40 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland. Inspired by other large dwellings in the locality, it has been constructed from local materials including Wealden Sussex sandstone. The house sits centrally on its site and has classical proportions, with additional accommodation/storage provided in the partial basement and roof space.