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Successful Removal of Planning Conditions on Listed Property

The Rural Planning Practice has successfully removed planning conditions and a Section 106 agreement that restricted the use of an annex to use as a studio and storage space and no sleeping accommodation. The owners of this substantial Grade II listed property in the High...

Holiday Lodges Approved in the South Downs

The proposal for twelve holiday lodges within the South Downs National Park at Swanborough Fishing Lakes near Lewes was unanimously approved by the Park planning committee on 15 April. The application required a high level of detail relating to design, visual impact, biodiversity, flooding, contamination, archaeology,...

Boarding Kennels Approved in the Green Belt

We have successfully secured planning permission for new purpose-built kennels in the Green Belt, as well as a change to the occupancy condition on the house, which will allow for the expansion of a small family-run dog boarding business. The application was in response to...

Discharge of Conditions for Replacement Dwelling in the Green Belt

After obtaining planning permission for a replacement dwelling near Brentwood, within the London Green Belt, we have successfully discharged conditions to allow the building works to commence. One particular condition required that building materials be submitted to the Council. After submitting the yellow stock bricks...

Mobile Home Site Approved for a Family in the Travelling Community

We recently secured planning permission for a change of use of agricultural land to home one residential mobile home, amenity building and touring caravan in Kent. Both national and local planning policy have provision for sites to accommodate individuals with a “nomadic habit of life”. Planning...

Equestrian Change of Use in the Cotswold AONB

We have recently obtained planning permission for the change of use of an agricultural building to private equestrian use and installation of a horse walker, at a property near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The site lies within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), next to...

Outline Planning Permission Approved for 2,350 New Homes in Cirencester

Following on from the public consultation and subsequent three-month postponement in September 2016, Cotswold District Council have made the momentous decision to approve outline planning permission for Bathurst Development Limited’s (BDL) 2,350 new homes in Chesterton, Cirencester. After over 600 objections to the application and 13...

Planning Permission for Barn Conversion into Dwellings

The Rural Planning Practice has recently achieved planning permission of a barn, which had permission in part for stables, into two detached dwellings for a client in Framfield, East Sussex. Our clients had sold the main farmhouse and were looking to downsize. One of the...

Development Plan for New Homes in Cirencester

Recently Cotswold District Council (CDC) held a public meeting to determine the application by Bathurst Development Ltd. (BDL) proposing 2350 new homes in Chesterton, to the South of Cirencester. The development proposes up to 2,350 new homes, with a percentage being affordable housing as well as...