Our latest planning permissions from May 2021:

Grade II Listed Building Conversion in Wiltshire

We recently gained planning and listed building consent to change and convert a Grade II listed granary and a machinery shed into one house in Wiltshire. The granary and the machinery shed will have a link between them.

The application was submitted in June 2020, and we worked closely with the Council throughout the application process to address a number of issues. These included nitrate neutrality, heritage concerns and flood risk. Our scheme needed to be sympathetic to the listed granary and the surrounding environment. Due to the sites location, we had to undertake hydraulic modelling to confirm that the site was not located in the flood zone. We also provided suitable mitigation measures to ensure the new house would not be at risk of flooding.

As part of the conversion, we had to demonstrate why commercial, business and community uses would not be suitable for the buildings. This justifies converting the building into a house. We worked closely with the Council’s conservation officer and agreed compromises on a number of heritage issues. Our clients plans and our designs secure the long term future of the buildings. In particular, the listed granary will continue to be used. The Council agreed that the plans will not harm the historic character of the listed building.

Extension and Garage Conversion in Hampshire

We recently gained planning permission to demolish an existing conservatory, build a new single storey rear extension and convert a garage into a workshop.

During the course of the application we had to remove a proposed porch because the conservation officer did not find it appropriate in the conservation area. However, the planning officer confirmed that while the proposed extension would be quite visible, the good quality design reflects the historic nature of the building. They also confirmed that the development would not harm the character of the area, and would form a subservient relationship to the host dwelling.

Two-storey Extension in Wiltshire

Planning permission was granted for a new two-storey extension, following the demolition of an existing lean to in May.

The barn was located on the same site as a Grade II listed building, within a conservation area and within an AONB. However, the house itself is unlisted and not curtilage listed, as confirmed by previous planning history. The house has an interesting history, though. The former owners of the site had originally moved the house piece by piece from Shropshire.

The proposed extension is designed to be subservient to the existing house. We were also sure to use sympathetic materials to match the local area and to reduce the impact on the surroundings. The Planning Officer agreed that the extension would be fitting in terms of size, design and materials and the plans were approved.

Extension and Alterations in Berkshire

In May we gained planning permission to demolish a conservatory and build a new extension, as well as alterations to our clients’ house. We had previously gained permission under the General Permitted Development (England) Order 2015 for a larger extension, but located in the same position.

The site was located outside of a defined settlement, and was within the Green Belt.

It was noted that the existing building had reached its size limit, as set out within the Council’s Local Plan, however as the permitted development application had been approved in 2020 it was considered to be a fall-back position for our clients. After taking into account this fall back position, the Council confirmed that the extension would have a minimal impact on the Green belt, and planning permission was granted.

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