The Feed Station

The Feed Station, a cyclist's dream cafe destination in Merriott, Somerset

At a glance

  • Planning permissions needed for the change of use for the Grade II Listed building
  • The team oversaw the application and negotiation which led to a positive result
  • Once planning permissions were granted, a new challenge arose, renovating
The Brief

When friends and cycling enthusiasts David, Jenny, Adrian and Louise, couldn’t find a welcoming place to hang their helmets and embrace their Lycra, they decided to create a place for themselves and likeminded cyclists. A building marketed by GTH which was known as ‘The Former Sunday School’ caught the eye of the group. With planning permissions needing to be approved for the change of use for the Grade II Listed building, the friends consulted our Development Land and Planning team to help them tackle the challenges ahead.

The Result

Planning Consultants Nick Forrest and Claire Alers-Hankey along with Development Surveyor, Jack Sellick led the project from its very beginnings. After an initial discussion about the friends’ vision, GTH embarked upon the design process for the change of use scheme. The team oversaw the application while it was being registered and deliberated by the District Council planning officer, and subsequently negotiated with the planning officer through amended drawings to suit their requirements. Thankfully the process came to a successful head, Jack and the team said: “We were delighted to achieve a positive result.” Once planning permissions were granted, a new challenge arose. Renovating the building became a D-I-Y effort, with David and Adrian spending all their spare time tackling the project.


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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