Cottage Extension in the Cotswold AONB

BPA are delighted to announce permission has been secured for a single storey side and rear extension to an idyllic cottage located in the village of Woodmancote on the outskirts of Cheltenham.

Located within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this project required a sensitive design that complemented the existing cottage and the surrounding countryside.  Due to its highly visible location, a careful approach was essential to satisfy all parties involved and achieve the best outcome. We worked alongside the conservation officer to deliver a scheme that fulfilled the clients vision whilst respecting the high design standards of developments within the AONB. Whilst there were challenges along the way, clear and open communication sought to remedy any issues that arose and aided the positive outcome achieved.


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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!