Successful Appeal and Award of Costs

Successful Appeal and Award of Costs

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 mail@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

Low carbon ’roundhouse’ classroom for Chipping Campden School

Low carbon ’roundhouse’ classroom for Chipping Campden School

Planning – Planning Permission Granted Chipping Campden

Case Type: Erection of low-carbon ’roundhouse’ classroom for craft and education

Council: Chipping Campden Borough Council

Site challenges: The green credentials of this building are a key design principle in this project. The building will be a low-carbon construction with high insulation values

BPA are pleased to have secured planning permission for the erection of a low-carbon ‘roundhouse’ classroom for craft education at Chipping Campden School.
In September 2017 Chipping Campden School launched a new course called V.Cert Craft. This course enables students to gain hands-on experience in a range of rural and creative crafts. The skills and experience gained will link directly to and build upon the long tradition and renowned rural crafts found in the local area, the Cotswolds. Crafts will include working with green wood, ceramics, leather, carving, enamel work etc.

The course will support and encourage students to pursue futures in craft fields, either through apprenticeship, further study, direct employment or self-employment. It will also enable others to appreciate craftsmanship and perhaps to take up a craft as an interest or hobby.The green credentials of this building are a key design principle in this project. The building will be a low-carbon construction with high insulation values. Locally available and recycled materials will be used and will include – stone for the base and straw for the walls from nearby farms; larch poles from local estates for the roof timbers; clay for the wall coatings from the local brickworks; and recycled timber and windows. The roof will be cedar shingle which will be sourced from a nearby tree located a couple of hundred yards away. Heating will be from a wood-fired stove. Electricity will be from a small solar PV array with mains connection for back-up.

If you have a project you would like to discuss get in contact with us today

Listed cottage finds its future through contemporary architecture

Listed cottage finds its future through contemporary architecture

Planning – Listed building consent

Case Type: Extension on Historic Cottage

Council: Winchcombe Borough Council

Site Issues: Historic listed cottage in a very poor state of repair

Outcome 

Brodie Planning Associates and John Ford Architects have successfully secured permission for a contemporary extension and detached garage to a historic listed cottage near Winchcombe. The building was in a very poor state of repair and its future looked uncertain. This development will not only secure its future but is a dream come true for our client. A fantastic project to be involved with.

Brodie Planning Associates – Call us today if you have had problems with listed building consent or wish to discuss your planning requirements.