Pebworth Neighbourhood Plan has now been formally ‘made’.

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.

 

 

Farm Business Innovation 2019

We have some very exciting news! We will be exhibiting at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2019 on the 6 & 7 November 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham on stand FR690.

Farm Business Innovation is an award-winning trade exhibition dedicated to providing farmers and rural land owners with the inspiration, advice and resources they need to start or progress their rural diversification venture.We have a proven record in securing rural development for projects such as the erection of rural workers dwellings (temporary & permanent), seasonal workers accommodation, polytunnels/glasshouses for ground based and vertical growing systems, agricultural buildings, equine yards, equestrian buildings, horse arenas and barn conversions for both residential and commercial purposes, and energy developments such as biomass, solar and wind. We feel that this will be a great opportunity to establish further links with the farming and rural community.  This will be our first trade show and we are already in the process of planning for a great show where we will be putting our planning services in front of 13,512 farmers!

According to figures 62% of UK farmers have already diversified their businesses with over nine out of ten schemes (94%) having been financially successful. This is a key time for rural enterprise as diversification amongst landowners and the farming community is expected to take a dramatic rise in 2019 due to Brexit. The Government has made its intentions quite clear in that, supporting and promoting the UK’s economy is at the top of their agenda and of particular importance is the food industry.  Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference at the being of January and told delegates to prepare for a new agricultural revolution with the UK grasping the opportunity to lead the world in the development of new food and farming technologies.  This message highlights the importance of new agri-technologies in significantly improving the performance in farming, both in terms of productivity and the environment.

In February 2019, the Government published a revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  Similar to the original NPPF published in March 2012 (as revised), the NPPF is an economy led plan that seeks amongst other things, to build a strong, competitive economy (chapter 6).  Paragraph 80 of the revised NPPF states that “Planning policies and decisions should help create the conditions in which businesses can invest, expand and adapt. Significant weight should be placed on the need to support economic growth and productivity”.

Our main office is in Southam, Cheltenham which neighbours the prestigious Cheltenham Racecourse in the Cotswolds.  Typically, our work is located in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire but we do and can work further afield.

The event is free to attend, and combines 500 innovative suppliers, 200 expert-led seminars, a full schedule of live panel debates, live demonstrations, exclusive show offers and product launches to deliver an invaluable two-day experience for visitors. We are delighted to be a part of the event, and so excited to share our planning, design and development services with everyone at the NEC.

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Chartered Town Planners required

Chartered Town Planners required

As Brodie Planning Associates Limited continues to grow, we are always looking for Chartered Town Planners throughout Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties to work for us as consultants. The work would be on a part time as well as a project by project basis and always outside your own Planning Authority area and never in any instance where there may be a possible conflict of interest.

If you would like to have an informal discussion completely without any obligation, please call Wendy Hopkins, Company Director on 07900 243 414 or email your interest along with your CV to wendy@brodieplanning.co.uk.

 

Planning Approved – The Stables, Postlip, Near Winchcombe

Planning Approved – The Stables, Postlip, Near Winchcombe

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