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.
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Planning Permission Granted
Planning approval secured for infill residential dwelling at Kingsholm Road, Gloucester. Following two previous unsuccessful attempts by the applicant at LPA level, BPA secured consent for a bungalow to the rear of the client’s main residence. Though the case officer was minded to refuse the application further information on the merits of the case resulted in a change of direction. Please contact us should you require further information on the planning services we offer or to discuss a specific land parcel or development proposal on 0790243414 or email email@example.com
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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.
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Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent Granted Gloucester
Working in association with architects SG Peglau, Brodie Planning have secured planning permission and listed building consent for our mutual client, Pivotal Homes, for the conversion of a Grade II listed building at Worcester Street, Gloucester into six studio flats for vulnerable adults, along with communal ancillary accommodation and an independent flat at basement level (Use Class C3). The scheme, which will provide much needed housing for Pivotal’s clients also includes enhancements to the listed building, including reinstatement of iron railings to the front boundary, reinstatement of a timber-framed sliding sash window to the front elevation and installation of a more historically correct fanlight above the front door. If you have a conversion project in mind that needs a kick-start – get in touch!
Planning secured in Cheltenham Conservation Area
Planning secured in Cheltenham Conservation Area
Planning permission secured within Cheltenham’s Central Conservation Area for two semi detached 4-bed dwellings following the demolition of a single bungalow. The building is a contemporary interpretation of the late Georgian period which reflects and reinforces surrounding buildings and shall act to enhance this part of the conservation area. Please give us a call on 01242 898368 if you need assistance with a planning project.