Yellow Shark Studios, Cotswolds

Location: Yellow Shark Studios, Brockhampton, Cheltenham

Case Type: Construction of a recording studio with residential accommodation

Council: Cotswold District Council

Status: Approved

BPA are delighted to have secured permission for the construction of a recording studio with residential accommodation in the Cotswolds, which will enable the relocation and expansion of Yellow Shark Studios.

Constrained by the size of their existing premises and town centre location, our client contacted us to see if they could relocate to the countryside. Due to the nature and scale of the proposals combined with site-specific constraints (within a conservation area and the Cotswolds AONB) we submitted a pre-application enquiry, This helped establish the principle of development and guide the design to ensure the Dutch barn style building respected and enhanced the character and appearance of the area.

At application stage, we ensured the submission included robust justification in relation to the business case and how a countryside location was essential for the future growth of Yellow Shark Studios. In addition, we provided a comprehensive heritage assessment and valuable contributions were made from noise and ecology consultants, We also attended a parish council meeting which concluded in unanimous support.

Our strategic planning approach resulted in an approval ahead of the determination deadline and without any requests for amendments or additional information.

BPA have extensive experience in negotiating planning permissions for a variety of rural developments. Please do give us a call to see how we can assist you.

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