Country Estate Renovation in the Cotswolds

Country Estate Renovation in the Cotswolds

This project for renovation of a country estate in the Cotswolds was granted planning permission, following a detailed and complex planning strategy.

The country estate comprises of a former farmhouse and a number of traditional barns and outbuildings. The main house is grade II* listed with four other buildings included in the scheme being grade II listed.

Planning permission and listed building consent were required to allow the main house to be renovated and the outbuildings and barns to be used as ancillary accommodation. The whole scheme will ensure the buildings are maintained for long-term viable residential use. Therefore, safeguarding their long-term future and preserving their historical significance.

Our strategy for the application began with preapplication submissions for our client. It was necessary to involve Historic England at pre-application stage in order to address the grade II* listed status of the main house. In addition, ecology survey constraints made phasing of three separate applications necessary, within a tight timeframe.

As a result of positive preapplication discussions with Stroud District Council officers, pre-commencement conditions were minimal. This meant our client could begin work as soon as possible, following the approval of the application.

This is an important project to restore and preserve a heritage asset within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). By achieving planning permission, the estate will now provide a comfortable, practical and sustainable home while retaining its historical importance.

For more information on this successful application for renovation of a country estate in the Cotswolds, please contact Paul Jenkins, or Aiden Xuezi Zhang 

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Our thanks to Stroud District Council’s planning and conservation officers for engaging so proactively in preapplication discussions. Thanks also to the following for their support with this application:

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