Planning Permission: 6 recent approvals

Last month, we won approval for a variety of schemes, including work to Listed properties, new home builds, and barn conversions.

1. 14 new homes in rural Wiltshire

The Fowler’s team secured full planning permission for the conversion of seven derelict agricultural buildings and seven new build houses, with a large area of community open space, at a former farm complex outside of Tidworth. Despite being located outside of the Limits of Development, we convinced the Planning Committee of the benefits of redeveloping and improving this prominent, but run down, site against the recommendation of the Council’s Officer. We also worked with our client’s viability assessor to ensure the scheme is viable, by reducing their affordable housing contribution liability.

2. Renovating a 17th Century Listed Building

We recently obtained planning permission and Listed Building Consent for substantial alterations to a Grade II Listed Building in Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire. Included in the proposals were renovations to make this 17th century house more suited to modern life, and converting the garage into additional living space. By co-ordinating experts, and issuing a combined planning, heritage, design and access statement, the Council agreed that the proposed alterations were not harmful to the historic interest of the Listed Building.

3. Planning Appeal victory

Also in Great Bedwyn, we won at appeal planning permission for a one and a half storey extension to a Listed Building within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Planning Inspector presiding over the case agreed with our statement against the Council’s refusal; that our design was respectful of the existing fabric of the building, preserving the significance of this heritage asset.

4. Converting a barn into 2 houses

Permitted development rules mean that it is often possible to convert disused agricultural buildings into houses without engaging in a prolonged and expensive planning application process. We recently secured this for our client in Tiddington, near Oxford, who is now able to convert a barn into two houses.

5. Large replacement house

Our team recently designed and obtained permission for a replacement house with an additional outbuilding, including a cartshed and extra accommodation, in Ashe Warren, near Basingstoke. The new house will be 80% larger than the existing in terms of total floorspace. By pointing out the potential for the existing house without requiring planning permission, our planners successfully demonstrated that the proposed replacement was not excessively large by comparison, and that there was little change in the actual built footprint.

6. Listed Building extension

We recently secured planning permission and Listed Building Consent for a first floor extension to a Grade II Listed house within a Conservation Area in Upton, near Andover in Hampshire. We carefully considered the design of this extension, paying particular attention to the unique roof form of the house in order to ensure they did not affect its historic nature.

Check out our Portfolio for a range of our finished projects.