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.
Oxstall’s Barn, Evesham
Conversion of barn and adjoining open store into a dwelling
Status: Awaiting decision
Wychavon District Council ref. 16/02906/GPDQ & 17/00478/FUL
Secured consent to convert the buildings into a dwelling under ‘Class Q’
Following the refusal of planning permission in late 2016 to convert the buildings into a dwelling, BPA were engaged by the owners and in early 2017 secured consent to convert the buildings into a dwelling under ‘Class Q’.
The Class Q provisions are quite restrictive, in particular in relation to the extent of residential curtilage. Having secured the principle of development under Class Q we revised the scheme and re-submitted the planning application.
The revised scheme is more sympathetic to the historic character of the building than both the previously refused scheme and that approved under Class Q; it also provides the owners with a bespoke dwelling that meets their particular needs, including the provision of a large south-facing garden to the rear of the dwelling.
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Barn at Hidcote Boyce, Gloucestershire
Residential conversion of former agricultural field barn