The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge

Location: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge

Development: Conservation project for Godwits Futures

Status: Approved

Brodie Planning Associates is proud to have secured planning permission on behalf of The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge for the Godwit Futures project funded by Natural England SRPCGS. The Black-tailed Godwit is a species of urgent conservation concern. A 10-year action plan for their conservation in the UK aims to increase the population at 4 locations by 2030. The creation of infrastructure at SWWT will allow the establishment of the captive population and will provide SWWT with the facilities to implement future releases in line with the new UK action plan and funding has been secured via Natural England. The permission provides for the necessary infrastructure to provide for the incubation and protection hatchlings and to provide a secure and safe outdoor space for the chicks to develop until the point of release.


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Location: Elkstone Studios, Elkstone

Case Type: Change of use of a disused agricultural workers dwelling to farm shop and cafe

Council: Cotswold District Council

Status: Approved

BPA has secured planning permission from Cotswold District Council for the change of use of a former grain store to flexible commercial use.

The development is located within the Elkstone Studios enterprise and comprises the final barn to secure permission on site. The development will benefit from the existing conversions of a mixture of commercial and leisure uses providing a small rural hub for both occupiers of the offices and the local community.

Building upon other successful permissions secured at this site, this development comprises an employment-generating use in association with an existing business, and relates to the diversification of a wider agricultural enterprise.  It has been a real pleasure to assist in the diversification of this site and we can't wait to see it complete and occupied!