Agricultural Building to 4-bed house, Malvern

Agricultural Building to 4-bed house, Malvern

Agricultural Building to 4-bed house, Malvern

Set within a rural location with extensive views of the Malvern Hills, BPA are delighted to have secured permission to convert an agricultural building into a 4 bedroom house.

The site contained a 20th Century barn of steel construction and metal cladding. Ordinarily, the conversion of this type of barn would not have been acceptable as it would not have met local planning policy. We therefore used the ‘Class Q’ permitted development route to secure consent for the client and whilst we have secured permission for many homes now under this process, this was a particularly challenging case requiring a very methodical approach.

Through our strong planning submission and positive engagement with the case officer, the application was approved within the 56-day statutory period.

This case provides a prime example of how planning consultants can help to unlock the value of a site. Please do get in touch with us if we can help with a similar project.

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Portal Frame Agricultural Building to Dwellinghouse

Portal Frame Agricultural Building to Dwellinghouse

Goodbye Utilitarian Portal Frame Agricultural Building… Hello Beautiful Cotswold Stone Dwellinghouse. 

Replacement dwellinghouse secured following the grant of permission for a residential conversion of portal frame agricultural building in the Cotswolds.   A beautiful Cotswold stone dwellinghouse to replace a far less attractive portal frame barn.  This has been an interesting application where clearly setting out the planning benefits and working with local planning authority officers has resulted in the secure of permission.


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The Stables, Postlip, Near Winchcombe

The Stables, Postlip, Near Winchcombe

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

Oxstall’s Barn, Evesham

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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