Billesley Farm

Location: Bromsgrove

Development: Rural

Status: Approved

The property included an outbuilding which was erected without planning permission. From the initial construction of the outbuilding it followed a complicated and rocky planning path, which included an Enforcement Notice and a subsequent Enforcement Appeal. The Inspector allowed the Enforcement Appeal for the outbuilding, but only subject to a legal agreement which required the outbuilding to be occupied as ancillary accommodation to the main property. The reason for the legal agreement being the site’s location in the green belt and open countryside, typically where new dwellings are not supported. In reviewing the complicated site history Brodie Planning Associates suggested a planning strategy to the client. We subsequently submitted a planning application for the outbuilding to be occupied as a separate new dwelling with its own garden area, access and parking. We are delighted to have now secured permission for the client, and to have helped provide a smoother path to the delivery of a positive determination by the LPA.


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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!