At a glance
- Site consisting of a complex of redundant agricultural barns
- Initial planning advice indicated some of the barns may be suitable for conversion using Class Q permitted development rights
- Client purchased site based on this advice and GTH was commissioned to prepare and submit an application to convert buildings to 3 No. dwellings
- Prior approval granted
The GTH planning team was appointed to advise on the potential for residential development at Cloonellan Farm, near Kilmersdon, Somerset.
Following an initial planning assessment it was concluded that the buildings, being of non-traditional construction, were not of a type or character whereby planning permission would be granted to enable their conversion. However, two of the buildings were assessed to be suitable for residential conversion under the Class Q permitted development right. This advice factored into the client’s decision to purchase the site.
The GTH planning and architectural teams subsequently prepared an application for prior approval to convert two of the buildings to create 3 No. dwellings. In addition to the design work, preparation of a Planning Statement and completion of the necessary application forms, GTH also consulted with neighbouring residents and managed to secure local support for the scheme. GTH was also responsible for instructing and overseeing a wider project team to prepare ecology surveys, a structural survey, topographical and measured building surveys.
Prior approval was subsequently granted by Somerset Council within a reasonable time period.
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