Our latest planning permissions from November 2021:

Class Q Barn Conversion in Oxfordshire

We recently secured approval to convert an agricultural barn into a house in Oxfordshire. This was achieved using the “Prior Approval” process. This is a type of permitted development, which means our clients do not have to submit a full planning application.

The approved house, which is classed as a ‘larger’ dwelling under the Class Q criteria, extends to approximately 370sqm. The conversion work will involve inserting a first-floor mezzanine for 4 bedrooms. As well as this, downstairs will become a generous open-plan space.

A structural report was submitted to demonstrate that the existing barn, which is constructed of metal cladding on a steel frame, is capable of being converted. The Vale of White Horse district council concluded that the conversion was within the remit of permitted development rights.

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Barn Conversion in Wiltshire

Following on the back of a previous planning permission, we were appointed for a new phase of designs at this barn conversion in Wiltshire.

Planning permission was granted to convert two existing buildings into a separate house with an annex. The new owners then asked us to re-design the main house to meet their needs. This also presented an opportunity to enhance the design from the ‘fallback’ conversion approval. The new house design now includes first floor rooms under a sloping roof, and a juliette glass balcony to make the most of the far reaching countryside views.

Extension to Wedding Venue in Wiltshire

Chalk (formerly Casterley Barn) is a former agricultural barn which was converted into a wedding / events venue in 2016. Chalk offers a fantastic location, being set high on the hilltop between the Pewsey Vale and the Plain. As such, however, the site carries some obvious sensitivities. As part of the proposals to extend the venue, a well-respected landscaping practice was part of the team to consider the potential impacts and any necessary mitigation.

Whilst relatively modest in size, the extension will be fundamental to the viability of the venture in future. This is because the new area provides on-site catering and storage facilities. In turn, this also reduces the number of vehicle movements to the site during peak times. We’re pleased to achieve a positive result for this popular local business.

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