Earlier this year, we successfully obtained planning consent from Herefordshire County Council to convert a barn near Kempley.
Our collaboration with Matt Tompkins from Tompkins Thomas Planning in Hereford proved instrumental in crafting a scheme that not only aligned with policy requirements but also garnered strong support from the Council. The Council’s evaluation affirmed that both the application and design adhered to policy guidelines, specifically noting its alignment with the Much Marcle Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) and compliance with Core Strategy Policy RA5 for converting buildings in open countryside.
As for the creative aspect, our approach was both innovative and respectful of the barn’s historical character and surroundings. The Council stated, “The proposed removal of the metal cladding and replacement with stained timber cladding is acceptable and would retain the character of the wider landscape and would represent an overall improvement to the external appearance of the redundant building, tying in with other elements of timber cladding. The agrarian character of the dwelling is considered to be preserved and enhanced, replicating similar buildings within the surrounding landscape”.
Another of our barn design successes securing a fantastic outcome for our client, who has now sold the barn, subject to contract. You can see it here on Rightmove.