Camp Gardens, Stow-on-the-Wold

Camp Gardens, Stow-on-the-Wold

Camp Gardens, Stow-on-the-Wold

Location: Camp Gardens, Stow-on-the-Wold

Case Type: Construction of 4no. high quality detached dwellings

Council: Cotswold District Council

Status: Approved & under construction

BPA has secured full planning permission for 4no. high-quality detached dwellings in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Due to the sensitive nature of the site (Cotswold AONB and in close proximity to designated heritage assets) coupled with the sites complex and rather colourful planning history, we undertook pre-application discussions with the local authority. During which, we successfully established the principle of residential development on the whole of the site area, and sought to clarify from the council regarding the issues that needed to be addressed to secure a positive determination. The result is a cleverly designed scheme, incorporating features typical of the Cotswold vernacular with a contemporary twist.

Through our strong planning submission and positive engagement with the case officer, the application was approved under delegated authority.

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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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St Winifred’s, Willersey

St Winifred’s, Willersey

 

St Winifred’s, Willersey

Location: St Winifred’s, Willersey, Cotswolds

Case Type: Full planning application for the construction of 2no. dwellinghouses

Council: Cotswold District Council

Status: Approved and built out

BPA are pleased to have firstly, secured permission for the construction of two new detached dwellings with double garages and secondly, to have produced the construction drawings in the build out of this very attractive vernacular scheme.

The site is located in a conservation area and in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Nature Beauty (CAONB) wherein conserving and enhancing the character and appearance of the area and protecting its natural beauty is paramount in development proposals. At application stage, although the design spoke for its self and we received no adverse comments from the conservation office and no revisions or amends were necessary we did have other tricky planning issues to adequately address relating to access, ecology, trees and drainage. Strategies were produced for all four of these material planning matters which resulted in a timely permission being issued by the LPA (Cotswold District Council). Our strategic planning approach stood us in good stead on this and many other of our planning applications as well as extensive experience in negotiating planning permissions. Now built and sold we are immensely proud of our work and the professional relationship we take care to maintain with our clients.

Please do give us a call to see how we can assist you.

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Stable block, Solcum Lane, Kidderminster

Stable block, Solcum Lane, Kidderminster

Stable block, Solcum Lane, Kidderminster

Brodie Planning Associates has secured consent (LPA Ref. 19/0625/FULL) for a stable block and tack room in the Green Belt at Solcum Lane, Cookley, Kidderminster, including a Change of Use from agriculture to equestrian. The client approached us knowing that the local planning authority, Wyre Forest District Council, was opposed to equestrian development in an area of rolling countryside and high quality landscapes. Negotiations over contributions to biodiversity were also secured before the permission was approved at Planning Committee. Please get in touch if you have a similar development proposal that requires planning permission.

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Upper Oddington, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Upper Oddington, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Upper Oddington, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Location: Upper Oddington, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Case Type: Change of use of an ancillary building to an independent dwellinghouse

Council: Cotswold District Council

Status: Appeal allowed & full costs award

BPA has secured planning permission on appeal, along with a full costs award.

Despite the advice of professional officers, the Council refused the application at planning committee due to the effect of the proposal on the character and appearance of the area.
BPA successfully argued that as the external appearance of the building would remain exactly the same as an extant planning permission, the reason for refusal could not be substantiated. The Inspector agreed and found the building to be of a high-quality design respecting the character and appearance of the locality. Accordingly, the Inspector found no conflict with the adopted Local Plan or Cotswold Design Code.

In addition to allowing the appeal, the Inspector held that the Council provided little evidence as to why it felt the development was considered to be of an inappropriate design. Consequently, the refusal of planning permission constituted unreasonable behaviour and the Council were ordered to pay the applicant’s full costs in the appeal proceedings.

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