Hornshay Farm


At a glance

  • Planning and Listed building consent obtained for conversion of a range of traditional agricultural buildings to dwellings
  • Ecological and environmental considerations due to bats and nesting birds
  • Building regulations compliant drawings created
  • Award winning development
The Brief

We were engaged to advise on development potential for a complex of listed buildings at Hornshay Farm near Wellington. Although the buildings were in an extremely poor state of repair, our Development Land & Planning team identified an opportunity to conserve and restore the buildings through conversion to residential use, giving the site a new lease of life.

The Result

Our planning team engaged in pre-application discussions with Planning and Conservation Officers from the Local Planning Authority, resulting in generally positive feedback. The architectural team designed a finely detailed conversion proposal, which needed to meet the competing requirements of safeguarding the heritage interest in the buildings, providing well-proportioned accommodation for family life, meeting Building Regulations requirements, and incorporating mitigation for protected species of wildlife, including bats and nesting birds. Following further negotiation and amendment of the proposals during consideration of the planning application, Planning and Listed Building consents were granted, and our marketing team was instructed to sell the site, resulting in a favourable sale to a developer. Our architectural team was subsequently engaged to seek Building Regulations approval, and the conversion project was completed successfully. We were delighted that the project was awarded Winner as the best conversion proposal in the annual LABC South West Building Excellence Awards.


How Can We Help?

If you are wishing to sell or develop your residential, agricultural or commercial land and buildings, you can rely on the expertise of our development land, planning and architecture & design teams.

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