Town and Country Planning

New use secured for designated heritage asset at Market Place, Berkeley

9 May 2018 | Ridge News

Planning permission and Listed Building Consent (LBC) has been obtained by HPP for the conversion of an outbuilding into two self contained dwellings at Market Place, Berkeley.

HPP was involved with the project at pre-application stage. The existing barn, which is a Grade II listed building, was in a state of deterioration with a number of structural issues including subsidence. Following the refusal of both planning permission and LBC for proposals to convert the building to a residential use, revised plans were submitted with input from a heritage consultant in order to overcome the concerns previously raised by the LPA.

HPP was able to convince Stroud District Council that the conversion and alteration of the outbuilding to the rear of 13 Market Place was deemed to result in no harm to the significance of this listed building and the Berkeley Conservation Area. Rather, the LPA accepted that the proposed development is deemed to be beneficial to the significance of these heritage assets.

Despite the lack of parking and any private amenity area, HPP convinced the LPA that the proposed use, on balance, represented a sustainable form of development.

The new use will secure the longevity of the building and provide two more dwellings for Berkeley.

Image Credit: Owen Hicks Architecture

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