Redevelopment of farmstead in rural Gloucestershire

Background

Planning permission and listed building consent were granted for the demolition of 1  modern barn, 2 silos and 1 outbuilding and conversion of 4 barns to 9 dwellings in addition to the erection of 8 new dwellings.

The subject site at comprises a former farmyard located on the edge of a village in South Gloucestershire.  Comprising a number of agricultural buildings within a traditional farmyard of both modern and traditional architecture, the owners were seeking to secure the long-term viability of the site. The site is particularly sensitive given the heritage and landscape constraints, in addition to the fact that part of the site is outside the settlement boundary of the village.

Site details and constraints

  • Grade II listed building with proximity to additional listed buildings.
  • Conservation Area.
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our role

The team at MEP were responsible for the following:

  • Extensive public consultation.
  • Submission of pre-application enquiry.
  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Preparation, submission and monitoring of the application for planning permission and listed building consent.

Outcomes

The team at MEP demonstrated that whilst two of the new dwellings were located outside the development boundary and thus failed to comply with relevant policy, following the identification of significant issues in terms of heritage and landscape impacts, the proposed location would achieve a more appropriate relationship with the existing buildings whilst also creating a buffer to the main farmstead, noting the Grade II listed barn on site.  The team also demonstrated that the proposed scheme was of a high quality in terms of design reflecting the sensitive location of the site.

Planning permission and listed building consent was obtained in early 2023.

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