The Architecture and Planning teams were appointed to develop proposals to convert a historic barn to create a high quality, new dwelling. The project presented significant challenges, not least a planning history of two refused applications for similar conversions, one of which had been appealed, and the appeal dismissed.
Working closely with the Council, the team identified an opportunity to overcome the previous refusal reasons and secure consent by putting forward a conversion scheme of exceptionally high design quality. This approach was accepted by the Council, whose design officer applauded the quality of the architecture, and the sensitive incorporation of contemporary design features into the existing historic structure.
The proposal provided a new single-storey bedroom wing, designed to contrast with the red brick of the main barn. A contemporary solution was proposed for this extension, with a differentiating palette of materials, including flint and zinc cladding. Planning permission was secured under Delegated Powers, within the 8-week target period for determination.
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