Submission of 6no. Shepherd huts for artisan businesses at Elkstone Studios

Submission of 6no. Shepherd huts for artisan businesses at Elkstone Studios

Submission of planning application for 6no. Shepherd huts for artisan businesses at Elkstone Studios

A planning application has been submitted to Cotswold District Council (CDC), for the siting of 6no. shepherd huts for mixed retail purposes that will expand the existing rural commercial enterprise known as ‘Elkstone Studios’ and support local community services.

The Shepherd huts will be commercially let to six local independent artisan businesses, offering a mixture of services and essential goods falling under use classes E(a)/(b) and F2(a) of the ‘Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)’.

Site plan

Shepherd's hut front elevation

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Elkstone Studios – Flexible commercial

Elkstone Studios – Flexible commercial

Elkstone Studios

Flexible Commercial

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!

 

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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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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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