The Croft Farm Escape, Hertfordshire

The Croft Farm Escape, Hertfordshire

The Croft Farm Escape,

Hertfordshire

Location: Croft Farm, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

Case Type: Retrospective woodland glamping site

Council: Dacorum Borough Council

Status: Approved

We are delighted to have recently secured retrospective planning permission for a woodland glamping site in Great Gaddesden, known as The Croft Farm Escape

We first met Darren, the owner, at the Farm Business Innovation Show in November 2019 when he approached us to discuss his ‘planning issues’. He ended up being our competition winner which meant he won a free planning appraisal (and a bottle of bubbly!). While his glamping business was unauthorised at that time and located within a valued landscape, we knew we could present a robust case to justify the development.

In order to comply with rural planning policies, we demonstrated that the business was required to sustain and diversify the wider agricultural enterprise. In addition, we highlighted the benefits associated with the scheme, such as local employment opportunities and contributions to the vitality of surrounding rural businesses, which carried significant weight in the overall planning balance.

Fast forward to November 2021 and his business is not only thriving, but also lawful! We are excited to see what this entrepreneur does next

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Alternatively you can call us on 01242 898 368 or email mail@brodieplanning.co.uk

Yellow Shark Studios, Cotswolds

Yellow Shark Studios, Cotswolds

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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Send us a message and we will contact you to discuss your project.

Alternatively you can call us on 01242 898 368 or email mail@brodieplanning.co.uk

Cotswold Farm Shop and Cafe

Cotswold Farm Shop and Cafe

Cotswold farm shop & cafe

Watch out Jeremy Clarkson… there’s soon to be a new Farm Shop in the Cotswolds!

BPA has secured planning permission from Cotswold District Council for the change of use a disused agricultural workers dwelling to a farm shop and café.

The development is located adjacent to Elkstone Studios and so will offer freshly cooked food to the occupiers of the offices, as well as the general public. It’s also set to sell high-quality fresh produce sourced exclusively from the local area.

The development will make efficient and effective use of an underutilised building, while providing additional income revenue to support a rural business, as well as creating local job opportunities and contributing positively to the vitality of a rural community.

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Send us a message and we will contact you to discuss your project.

Alternatively you can call us on 01242 898 368 or email mail@brodieplanning.co.uk

Change of Use – Tewkesbury High Street

Change of Use – Tewkesbury High Street

BPA has secured planning permission for change of use from sweet shop to nail salon for a listed building on Tewkesbury High Street.

This project entailed the change of use from a sweet shop (A1 retail) to a nail salon (Sui Generis) including both external and internal alterations to the property. External alterations included a new shop front, new signage to the front of the property and the re-opening of the side doorway with the installation of a new door. Due to the nature of this site, careful planning and sensitive design was required in order to fulfill the clients vision and make their new premises a reality in accordance with relevant local and national planning policy.

In what has been a testing year, it’s so rewarding to help a vacant shop find a new purpose and give a helping hand to a new business starting out in the community.