Another redundant farm building to be brought back into life! Class Q planning approval obtained by GraceMachin

Residential Flintham, Nottinghamshire, NG23

We have obtained planning approval for the conversion of an existing agricultural building to a new residential dwelling on a working farm in Flintham, Nottinghamshire. 

The proposed conversion works will comprise the re-cladding of the walls with horizontal / vertical timber boarding to bring about an improvement to the appearance without departing from its agricultural origins. Existing openings will be retained (with windows and doors installed) and supplemented where required to provide daylight to habitable rooms and/or to result in more attractive elevations.  The building will be re-roofed using insulated roof panels and solar panels introduced.    

"This is the second Class Q approval we have achieved consent for this month.  The purpose of this particular Government legislation is to provide wider opportunities to support rural economic growth by making better and more sustainable use of existing buildings and, in doing so, provide new housing in areas where supply is otherwise restricted.  It recognises that the conventional requirement for full planning permission can be 'unnecessarily burdensome'.

"This scheme will deliver a new dwelling in a rural location of Rushcliffe Borough where new housing is in short supply.  

"We are delighted to have secured an approval so quickly and now look forward to working with our client on other possible planning opportunities across the farm and wider landholding."

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Established in June 2012 by Chartered Town Planners Nick Grace and George Machin, our portfolio of work covers a wide breadth and scale of development; from single houses or replacement dwellings to large scale, mixed use, residential and commercial sites.

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