Converting listed barns

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We have recently secured full planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of a group of listed barns within a small hamlet in Bedfordshire. The permission will enable the retention of a valuable set of traditional barns in an attractive hamlet setting. We worked with our clients to gain planning for three substantial dwellings extending to 675 sqm of floor area.

The site presented a number of constraints including the listing of the barns and their location in a sensitive setting, highway visibility and overall impact on heritage assets. We worked proactively throughout with the planning authority, firstly providing a detailed site appraisal followed by a pre-application enquiry leading to the preparation of a detailed planning application. The process involved a number of revised layouts to overcome some technical issues and latterly the provision of an acceptable alternative access to the site which enabled the scheme to be approved.

Our client was delighted with the result and will be instructing Robinson & Hall’s agency team to market the barns with the benefit of full planning permission.

We work closely with our in-house design team who have a wealth of experience in dealing with buildings of architectural or historic interest. If you have a listed building and wish to explore the planning potential and requirements, please contact one of the members of the Planning Department.