Grade II* Listed Building Planning Permission

Achieving Grade II* Listed Building planning permission can be very challenging due to the extra protections put on these buildings. Here are some of our recent successes.

Replacement house with 600% size increase near Grade II* Listed Building

Grade II* Listed Building planning permission

An important recent success has been the gain of planning permission for a replacement dwelling close to a Grade II* listed building at a small village in the eastern reaches of Wiltshire, within the AONB and within a village conservation area. The replacement dwelling is around 600% of the size of the existing. This has been achievable through the recognition of a number of planning benefits, including the removal of a number of redundant farm buildings and the effect this would have upon the conservation area, a new pond with the potential gains in biodiversity this could have, and an improvement to highways safety from replacing the existing site access.

All of the above, coupled with a design that takes cues from the traditional agricultural vernacular, meant that our heritage consultant was able to agree that the proposal’s heritage impact was not worse than neutral, in spite of the profound improvement to the site from a prospective occupant’s point of view and the drastic increase in dwelling size.

Wiltshire Council’s Planning Officer agreed, finding that the impact was unlikely to be worse than the existing situation, and that there were unlikely to be “significant implications” upon the character of the conservation area, the AONB, the listed building, ecology or neighbouring amenity. We were delighted when planning permission was duly granted.

Refurbishment gets Grade II* Listed Building planning permission

Grade II* Listed Building planning permission

We have gained listed building consent for a number of works at a Grade II* listed building in a village in the Test Valley Borough of Hampshire. The consents include internal works to each of the house’s three floors, including the creation of additional rooms such as en-suite bathrooms, as well as the replacement of an existing extension, representing an improvement to living conditions as well as an aesthetic improvement to this important building.

The Council agreed with our Heritage Consultant’s assessment of the building and proposed works, concluding that “the proposal would make a positive contribution to sustaining the significance of the listed building and conservation area”. We were very pleased once we received planning permission for this project.

For more information on Listed Buildings, and Grade II* Listed Building planning permission, visit Historic England.

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