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Hornshay Farm


At a glance

  • Planning and listed building consent obtained for the conversion of a range of traditional agricultural buildings to dwellings
  • Winner of the best conversion proposal in the annual LABC South West Building Excellence Awards
The Brief

GTH were contacted to provide advice on the 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 and Planning team identified an opportunity to conserve and restore the buildings through conversion to residential uses and bring a new lease of life to the site.

The Result

Our planning team engaged in pre-application discussions with Planning and Conservation Officers from the Local Planning Authority, which resulted in generally positive feedback. The architectural team designed a finely detailed conversion proposal, meeting the competing requirements for safeguarding the historic buildings, providing well-proportioned accommodation for family life and meeting Building Regulations requirements, all while incorporating mitigation measures for protected species including bats and nesting birds. Following further negotiations and amendments of the proposals, 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 project was completed successfully. We were delighted that the project was awarded Winner of the best conversion proposal in the annual LABC South West Building Excellence Awards.

How Can We Help?

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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