Conversion of an agricultural building
Changing a prior approval to enable the type of use the client needs
Our client had previously secured prior approval for the erection of an agricultural barn to support their existing wider farming operation.
Having secured this approval the owner included (as part of the build) an internal space to provide a shooting lodge.
As their prior approval had limited the use of the barn to solely agricultural use, we were asked what could be done about this? Having a strong working relationship with the Council we were able to agree steps forward and therefore prepare and submit a planning application.
Chris Fleming, one of our Associate Directors, has years of experience working with rural land and property owners across Gloucestershire and the South West. His experience and expertise offered useful insight into the best planning strategy to ensure a robust planning application.
Demonstrating that the shooting lodge offered opportunities for farm diversification and that the proposal would not result in any planning harm, Chris worked closely with the Case Officer and Head of Planning at Tewkesbury Borough Council to reached a positive outcome.
This project is a great example of the importance of understanding restrictions and opportunities from planning decisions and experience in understanding rural planning policies.
We are so pleased that our team were able to add value to our client’s project and that the Cotswolds has a handsome new shooting lodge in its midst.
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