Another great result. Honeybourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan successfully passes Referendum under the guidance and direction of BPA. Thursday’s positive Referendum result saw an impressive 89.5% ‘yes’ vote with a 28% turnout. We have worked with the group from conception, having assisted them every step of the way. It is great to see the Plan successfully pass through a public vote, it will be formally adopted by Wychavon District Council within the next 8 weeks.
BPA has secured planning permission on appeal, along with a full costs award, for the change of use of an ancillary building to an independent dwellinghouse in Upper Oddington, Moreton-in-Marsh.
Despite the advice of professional officers, the Council refused the application at planning committee due to the effect of the proposal on the character and appearance of the area.
BPA successfully argued that as the external appearance of the building would remain exactly the same as an extant planning permission, the reason for refusal could not be substantiated. The Inspector agreed and found the building to be of a high-quality design respecting the character and appearance of the locality. Accordingly, the Inspector found no conflict with the adopted Local Plan or Cotswold Design Code.
In addition to allowing the appeal, the Inspector held that the Council provided little evidence as to why it felt the development was considered to be of an inappropriate design. Consequently, the refusal of planning permission constituted unreasonable behaviour and the Council were ordered to pay the applicant’s full costs in the appeal proceedings.
If you have any queries on this decision or would like to discuss a similar proposal, please contact the Office on 01242 898368 or email@example.com
The Plan was unanimously adopted by councillors at the Wychavon District Council Meeting last night (18 September 2019).
BPA worked with the parish from the Plan’s conception to completion, assisting the group every step of the way.Endorsement through a successful referendum and adoption by the Council sees the Plan formally sit alongside the South Worcestershire Development Plan. A great achievement for BPA and the Steering Group.
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Planning – Planning Permission Granted
Case Type: Conversion of disused stable buildings
Council: Tewkesbury Borough Council
Site Issues: The application required careful consideration on a number of complex matters including the non-designated heritage asset status of the building and its sitting within a rich historic context (both natural and built); the presence of bats in the building; along with more typical requirements for surface water and foul drainage, and highway/sustainable transport matters
Outcome – Overwhelming support at Tewkesbury Borough Council Planning Committee meeting this morning for an application to convert a disused former stables building into two holiday let units. Brodie Planning are pleased with the success of this submission due to the support this type of development offers the rural economy and moreover, securing an appropriate use for a disused historic building thereby prolonging its life. The preparation of the application required careful consideration on a number of complex matters including the non-designated heritage asset status of the building and its siting within a rich historic context (both natural and built); the presence of bats in the building; along with more typical requirements for surface water and foul drainage, and highway/sustainable transport matters.
If you need planning advice and want your planning permission granted, or assistance preparing a planning submission please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free initial consultation. Contact the office on 01242-898368 or Wendy on 07900-243414