We successfully obtained planning consent under Class Q of the General Permitted Development order in 2019 for the conversion of this modern portal framed barn in a stunning hilltop location near Oxford. Having secured this consent we then prepared a new build option which proposed demolition of the barn and its replacement with a bespoke energy efficient dwelling designed specifically to take advantage of its unique setting and with landscaping and level changes incorporated to reduce the visual impact of the structure on the open countryside.
The scheme showcases how specialist planning knowledge and creative architecture can work together to increase the value of land. Our team of planners and designers work together to maximise the value of each and every site ensuring good planning principles are employed from the outset of every project.
Our strategy for this client was set upon a two stage approach – obtain consent under the Permitted Development regulations first then apply for a new build alternative. By demonstrating through a Landscape and Visual Impact assessment and detailed landscaping proposals how much reduced the overall impact of the new build solution would be compared to the original permitted conversion, we secured this valuable consent for our client.