Planning permission granted for conversion of historic grade II listed pub

McLoughlin Planning are pleased to have secured planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of the Puesdown Inn, a Grade II listed Public House in the Cotswolds, into 4 x new homes.

The historic coaching inn was last used in 2018 as a restaurant but has since been vacant and has slowly been falling into disrepair.

Concerns were raised regarding the impact the conversion would have on the historic fabric of the building, encroachment into the surrounding AONB countryside and the principle of losing a pub as a community facility.

Our Senior Planner Joe Seymour worked closely with our client and Tyack Architects to advise on an appropriately designed scheme and sound justification for the development.

We were able to present a sound planning argument explaining the pub was no longer financially viable and that converting the public house into four dwellings would be an optimum viable use for the building, thus sustaining it as a heritage asset for years to come. The proposed extensions to help facilitate the conversion were sympathetically designed and fully supported by Planning Officers at Cotswold District Council.

Given our long-term working relationship with Cotswold District Council, any questions or queries which came to up were quickly respond to by Joe, along with proactive engagement by liaising with the necessary Officers and consultees.

We are delighted to have secured planning permission and listed building consent for what will be a significant enhancement to the listed building and an exciting project for our client to bring to fruition.

If you have any questions about securing listed building consent or planning permission for a similar planning proposal you wish to discuss, then please contact us on 01242 895008 or