Town and Country Planning

Planning permission and listed building consent secured for barn conversion in Bushley

17 September 2018 | Ridge News

Ridge planning team are delighted to confirm that planning permission and listed building consent has been obtained for the conversion of an existing redundant barn at Green Farm, Bushley into a two-bedroom holiday accommodation with associated landscaping, car parking and access.

The property was the subject of a number of constraints as it is located within the curtilage of a Grade II Listed Building, an ecological survey identified the presence of bats and the site was positioned in the open countryside detached from any settlement.

Ridge managed the application process, ensuring that all the constraints were addressed. The proposal was carefully considered to respond to the local vernacular and to ensure minimal impact on the adjoining heritage asset. Mitigation measures suggested in accompanying bat surveys were fully adopted to minimise the disturbance of bats during the construction and operational phase. Relevant policy was analysed to address the open countryside issue.

The proposal was subject to pre-application advice, which was led by Ridge. Highway and Conservation officers were consulted during the pre-application stage and raised no objections to the proposed scheme.

As a consequence of this attention to detail, Ridge were able to demonstrate that overall, the application proposal was in accordance with local plan policy as it was created within an existing barn building which is fully subservient to the main Green Farm dwelling, and is therefore of appropriate scale and type for the location of the development. It was demonstrated that the conversion would have no adverse impact on neighbouring amenity and the proposal fully re-used a redundant rural building.

In conclusion, Ridge was able to demonstrate that the proposed development was compatible with the requirements of the S.38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and as such the LPA granted both planning permission and listed building consent.

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