Class Q Barn Conversion

Class Q Barn Conversion

BPA have been successful in gaining prior approval for the conversion of an agricultural building to a residential dwelling in Worcestershire, utilising Class Q Permitted Development Rights.

Have you got a disused agricultural building that may be eligible for a Class Q application? Get in touch with BPA on 01242 898368 or email us at

Single Dwelling House in the North Cotswolds

Single Dwelling House in the North Cotswolds

Permission GRANTED – Permission in Principle (PiP) planning application has been approved under delegated authority for the erection of a single dwelling house in the north Cotswolds.

The site lies on the edge of a non-principle settlement, wholly within the Cotswold AONB and in an area with strong vernacular.

Now onto the exciting design phase!

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about this new type of planning application or any other planning matter on or 01242 898368

Cotswolds Shepherds Huts

Cotswolds Shepherds Huts

We are pleased to announce that BPA have secured planning permission for the siting of 7no. shepherds huts for short-let holiday accommodation in the Cotswolds.

The planning application was submitted to support the diversification of an existing and long-established farming enterprise in times of unparalleled uncertainty. By adding holiday accommodation to the farms portfolio, there is an opportunity to significantly increase revenue and profitability by attracting a new type of consumer.

The government are strongly promoting farm diversification schemes which in turn support jobs and growth in the rural economy. If you are interested in finding out how we can help your business adapt and move forwards during these unprecedented times, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Planning permission secured for HMO,Bristol

BPA has secured planning permission (19/05402/F) for a large HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) at 116 Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2ER.

Through the addition of a storey-and-a-half rear extension, the application sought to refurbish a historic building currently used as a small HMO to one with nine-bedrooms, to meet local demand for student accommodation in the immediate area where the University of West England Frenchay campus is located.

With the recent publication of draft Guidance, HMO’s are becoming a priority issue for the local planning authority in certain parts of the city. Should you need assistance with any similar projects please get in touch.

Neighbourhood Plan success for Honeybourne as plan is successful at referendum!

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.


Consent secured for a Stable block at Solcum Lane, Kidderminster

Brodie Planning Associates has secured consent (LPA Ref. 19/0625/FULL) for a stable block and tack room in the Green Belt at Solcum Lane, Cookley, Kidderminster, including a Change of Use from agriculture to equestrian. The client approached us knowing that the local planning authority, Wyre Forest District Council, was opposed to equestrian development in an area of rolling countryside and high quality landscapes. Negotiations over contributions to biodiversity were also secured before the permission was approved at Planning Committee. Please get in touch if you have a similar development proposal that requires planning permission.