Permission secured for new holiday accommodation in the Green Belt

Leisure and Tourism Epperstone, Nottinghamshire, NG14

We are delighted to have achieved full planning consent for the conversion, extension and alteration of a former stable block in the Nottinghamshire Green Belt for use as holiday accommodation.  

The building lies on the edge of Epperstone; a popular thriving Conservation village. 

The approved scheme will re-use and adapt an existing rural building to provide a self-catered holiday let.  Internally the new accommodation will comprise two double bedrooms, bathroom, an en-suite shower room, an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area as well as a covered seating area.

Nationally, the UK domestic holiday market has grown significantly over the past 30 years and will almost certainly now grow exponentially as a result of COVID19.

"This new unit will make an important contribution to the local economy"

This development will complement the range of other tourist attractions in the area including Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey, Clumber Park, Southwell Racecourse, Southwell and Newark Town centres, amongst others, as well as opportunities to horse ride, walk and cycle.

George Machin, Partner, stated:

“National policy explicitly sets out very clear support for rural regeneration through appropriate re-use and conversion of existing buildings, rural diversification schemes and generating local employment. 

"This new unit will make an important contribution to the local economy in terms of support for existing community services and facilities.  

"Tourism is a significant contributor to the Newark and Sherwood economy and increasing the proportion of visitors who stay overnight is identified by the District Council as a priority.

"A planning application in the Green Belt is not without its challenges so I am delighted to have secured planning consent.  I look forward to working with our client again and seeing the property when the conversion works are complete.”

If you have an existing rural building and would like planning advice on what to do with it – please contact us.

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