Barn Conversions

Barn Conversions

We can assist in achieving permission for the conversion of agricultural buildings to alternative uses.

In most cases planning permission will be required for the conversion or, if the proposed use is residential, it might be possible to apply for prior approval under Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order .

Whatever, the situation, we have extensive experience in this field. We can advise you on the best course of action and guide you through the planning process.

Case Study: Conversion of agricultural buildings to dwellings

Four Winds Cider Farm, East Lambrook

Permission was granted for the change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling under Class Q at a commercial apple orchard on the outskirts of the village.

Case Study: Conversion of existing buildings to form tourist accommodation

Nenmead Farm, High Ham

Planning permission granted for the conversion of a redundant Dutch barn and altered farm store building into a striking and very popular self-catering holiday let.

 

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Residential

Residential

Overview

We have considerable experience in achieving planning permission for new build housing developments and alterations to dwellings in urban and rural locations.

Case Studies : New build housing sites

Highfield Farm, Pibsbury

Full planning permission obtained for a barn conversion and 4 new dwellings. 2 further dwellings were granted following an appeal.

Picts Hill

Outline planning permission obtained for 4 detached dwellings including alterations to the highway, ecological mitigation and extensive landscaping.

 

Case Study: Single plots

Curry Rivel

Full planning permission achieved for a detached dwelling in the grounds of a listed building. This project is nearing completion.

 

 

Case Studies: Replacement dwellings

Sunnyside, Charlton Mackrell

Planning permission granted for the demolition of a bungalow and outbuildings and replacement with a dwelling, garage and alterations to the access.

Somerton

Full planning permission granted for the demolition of a bungalow on a smallholding and replacement with a large dwelling, designed by Paul Day Architectural Designs.

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study: Annexes, extensions and alterations

North Cadbury

Personal planning permission granted for the stationing of a log cabin to provide accommodation for a family member requiring care.

Case Studies: Brownfield housing sites

Lakeview Quarry

Redevelopment of former quarry adjoining a village to provide 42 dwellings, business workspace, extension to school site, allotments, ecological mitigation and the protection of an archaeological site.

Curry Rivel

Planning permission granted for the demolition of a workshop building and redevelopment of the site to include 2 new dwellings.

White Lion

Redevelopment of an urban site to provide for 8 mews style dwellings.

Case Study: Farm redevelopment sites

Decoy Farm, Compton Dundon

Full planning permission obtained for the redevelopment of the entire site to include 4 dwellings. As the farm is no longer being used for dairying, most of the agricultural buildings are redundant for the purposes of agriculture. After previous schemes at Decoy Farm had been unsuccessful, we approached re:DSGN Ltd in order develop a new scheme that would make effective use of the site and provide a visual enhancement.

The team worked hard to come up with a scheme which would sit comfortably within the landscape in this sensitive location. The final design features a principle ‘farmhouse’, a barn style dwelling and 2 further dwellings arranged in a horseshoe. The design uses different scales and materials together with an extensive landscaping scheme to ensure that the development respects the character of the area.

During the process we held regular consultations with the local Parish Council and worked closely with a number of specialists such as ecologists and surveyors during the course of the project.

The proposal had great local support, and planning permission was granted in December 2017 at Committee.

Butterwell Farm, Pitney

Planning permission granted for the redevelopment of Butterwell Farm in a sensitive Somerset village location. The scheme included the redevelopment of the farmyard and agricultural buildings and works to the Grade II listed farmhouse following the relocation of the farm enterprise to a more suitable location outside the village.

The scheme included the conversion of 2 barns to form 3 dwellings and the erection of 2 new build dwellings designed by Paul Day Architectural Designs.

The farmhouse is Listed and works required Listed Building Consent and the adjacent stone barns are listed by association. The permission also included the restoration of the ford to the rear of the dwelling. Please see ‘Listed buildings’ for more information on applications involving heritage assets.

Case Study: Conversion of redundant buildings

Kingsbury Episcopi

Permission granted for the conversion of workshops to dwellings.

Additional application subsequently submitted and approved for the change of used of agricultural land to provide larger gardens for each dwelling.

 

Conversion of agricultural buildings

We have achieved permission for the conversion of a number of agricultural buildings to dwellings in the last few years under Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order. See ‘Barn conversions’ for more details.

Case Study: Certificates of Lawfulness

Honey Cottage

Certificate granted for the occupation of a public house annex as an independent dwelling.

Batcave

Certificate granted for the occupation of an agricultural building as a dwelling.

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Commercial

Commercial

At CMP we are able to guide you through the planning process for new build commercial developments, changes of use or conversions.

Case Study: New business units

Martock Business Park

Erection of additional business units.

Case Study: Redevelopment of industrial sites

Sparrow Works

Redevelopment of an industrial site adjoining a Conservation Area to provide four new business units.

Case Study: Change of use of Public House to a dwelling

Curry Rivel

Planning permission granted for the change of use of the pub building to a dwelling and the development of one dwelling in its grounds.

Case Study: Re-modelling and extensions to listed pub

Lamb and Lion

Planning permission granted for a range of internal works to a Grade II Listed Public House and the erection of a single storey extension to provide a kitchen extension and roof terrace.

 

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Tourism

Tourism

National planning policy is generally supportive of new tourism development, particularly in locations where the rural economy will be supported.  CMP has achieved planning permission for a very wide range of holiday let proposals across the country.

Conversion of existing buildings to form tourist accommodation

Nenmead Farm, High Ham

Planning permission granted for the conversion of a redundant Dutch barn and altered farm store building into a self-catering holiday let.

 

Caravan, Camping and Glamping sites

Shepherd Hut, Scottish Borders

Planning permission granted for a shepherd hut and associated landscaping to provide tourist accommodation.

Winery, Shaftesbury

Planning permission obtained for 2 contemporary log cabins and 3 camping pods as part of a farm diversification scheme.

French’s Farm, Suffolk

Full planning permission obtained for 3 log cabins to provide self-catering holiday accommodation.

This business is now up an running. The cabins are proving popular and are enjoying excellent occupancy.

Hardington Mandeville

Planning permission granted for a small glamping site just outside the village consisting of a log cabin and 2 shepherd huts.

West Lydford

Planning permission granted for the siting of up to 6 bell tents and the erection of 2 utility buildings.

Biddisham, Axbridge

Permission obtained for log cabins. Application included the preparation and submission of a Flood Risk Assessment.

Marketing and feasibility studies

North Curry

Permission granted for the siting of 3 shepherd huts to provide holiday accommodation. Applications for tourist accommodation require the submission of detailed marketing and feasibility studies in order to satisfy the relevant tourism policies.

This farm diversification scheme was located on the Somerset Levels in an area prone to flooding, though the site itself was in Flood Zone 1. A Flood Risk Assessment was submitted as part of the application.

Little Norton

Planning permission granted on appeal for the stationing of 1 fully accessible log cabin and 2 shepherd huts to provide holiday accommodation in a rural location at the foot of Ham Hill.

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Shepherd huts and log cabins

Shepherd huts and log cabins

Overview

Whether you dream of a single shepherd hut in your garden or have plans to start a glamping business, you may require planning permission for your proposal.

Whatever you plans, situation or needs we have extensive experience in this field. We can advise you as to whether planning permission is required and can prepare and submit an application on your behalf.

Case Study: Shepherd huts or log cabins to provide tourist accommodation

Single shepherd hut for holiday let, Scottish Borders

Permission was granted recently for the stationing of a single shepherd hut on agricultural land on the Scottish Borders. A scheme was put together which included parking provision and a landscaping scheme.

Case Study: Stationing a shepherd hut in a garden

Single shepherd hut within a Conservation Area, Musbury, East Devon

Lawful Development Certificate issued for the stationing of a single shepherd hut in the garden of a Grade II Listed house in a Conservation Area.

Case Study: Log cabin to provide ancillary living accommodation

Single log cabin stationed in the garden of a dwelling, Peasedown St John, North Somerset

Lawful Development Certificate issued for the stationing of a 1 bedroom log cabin in the garden to provide accommodation for the applicant’s parent in need of care and support from the family.

 

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Listed buildings

Listed buildings

Works affecting heritage assets

The United Kingdom boasts a rich architectural heritage and proposed works that may affect listed buildings or their settings or are within Conservation Areas may require planning permission or Listed Building Consent, or both.

Butterwell Farm, Pitney

The redevelopment of Butterwell Farm included replacement of some non-original parts of the farmhouse and conversion of stone barns adjacent to the house which are listed by association.

The scheme also included the stopping up of the vehicular access through the ford to the rear of the farmhouse in order to better preserve it for the future.

Charlton Mackrell

Listed Building Consent granted for the construction of a tennis court and associated landscaping in the grounds of a Grade I listed building.

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Agricultural

Agricultural

We have extensive experience and success in assisting with farm diversification and development projects.

Case Studies: Rural worker’s dwellings

Compton Dundon

Planning permission granted for the erection of a new tied rural worker’s dwelling. This additional farm dwelling was required to provide accommodation on the farm for the manager of an expanding dairy enterprise.

Curry Rivel

Planning permission obtained for a rural worker’s dwelling, including extensive landscaping, to provide on-site accommodation for the farm manager.

Martock

Planning permission granted for the removal of an agricultural occupancy condition.

Case Study: Development of New Farm Buildings

Full planning permission granted for the relocation of a farm in Pitney.

Prior approval granted for new buildings to support existing farm enterprises.

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Enforcement

Enforcement

We have worked on a large number enforcement cases in various locations across the country over the years. Some of these include:

  • Enforcement Notice in respect of the residential use of a barn quashed at appeal and a full Award of Costs to the client achieved
  • Enforcement Notice Appeal against the residential occupation of land and buildings quashed following a Public Inquiry
  • Planning permission granted and enforcement notice withdrawn for the continued occupation of a building as a dwelling

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