Our latest planning permission news from December:

New House at Equestrian Enterprise in Hampshire

Fowlers have secured Full Planning Permission from Test Valley Borough Council for a new manager’s house for an equestrian enterprise.

The application was a substantial update to an earlier permission for a house with corporate facilities to meet the changing needs of the business. We worked with Kernon Countryside Consultants Ltd to provide specialist advice on the equestrian functional and financial need.

The project also delivers a wider plan that will reduce nitrogen loading on the land. Currently the River Test has a catchment area meaning developments within it have to be nitrate neutral. This extra requirement is an extra challenge on some of our projects, but fortunately this time we were able to meet our clients goal.

New House Replacing Barn in New Forest

We have recently gained planning permission to replace a barn with a new house in the New Forest.

Although the site is just outside the settlement boundary, there were no other constraints to work around. Therefore, we achieved permission and the new house will be a lovely open-plan family home.

Garage and Barn Conversion at Listed Building in Wiltshire

Fowlers recently secured planning permission for the conversion and extension of a garage and barn into a new house.

The site is quite unusual; the garage and barn are in the grounds of a listed building, and within the built-up area of a large village. Being surrounded by listed buildings, neighbouring houses and a school meant the Council had lots of concerns.

During the planning process we decided to withdraw the application and submit a second application which addresses some of the constraints. The council were concerned about the scale of the extension, so we had to think carefully about the design. We had to navigate between overcoming the issues and retaining the space the client required.

During the course of the application, Fowlers kept the dialogue open with the Planner and were able to negotiate with the Council to find a solution that both the conservation officers and clients were happy with.

Fire Damage Listed Building Refurbishment in Hampshire

Our clients approached us following a fire at their listed building that sadly caused extensive damage. We were instructed to prepare plans for full refurbishment and repair, as well as a separate scheme which included an extension.

The project required the input from, and coordination of, various sub-consultants including engineering and specialist heritage expertise, which we coordinated on our clients’ behalf.

Alongside the necessary planning permissions and listed building consents, we also helped our clients manage the insurance process.

Fowlers have worked hard to draw these threads together as well as provide all the necessary detail required by the local authority to make a positive decision. This has allowed the owners to move on with plans to get back into their family home.

Locally Listed Farmhouse Renovation in Wiltshire

Plans to renovate this farmhouse in Wiltshire are now underway following planning permission being granted.

The farmhouse is a locally listed heritage asset, which means that, although not a listed building, is still significant in the local area.

The property has been in need of some improvement, both internally and externally, and so Fowlers prepared plans for an improved and modernised interior. These included a much larger kitchen/living space and a boot room/hall at the back of the house.

To create this space, we replaced the existing unsightly conservatory. The extension will also be metal-clad in a nod to the farming history of the site, and to contrast to the existing stone and render elevations.

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