Planning consultants in Wiltshire & Somerset

Unlocking developments

Independent planning consultants

Planning Consultants based in Wiltshire and Somerset

What we do - We are motivated to achieve the best outcome for our clients. We understand the importance of maximising your land and property assets.

Our promise - We provide honest, professional and reliable advice. We keep clients informed throughout their planning journey.

How we work – We form a team with our clients at the centre. We have well established working relationships with other local experts who specialise in design, architecture, heritage, highways, drainage, property law, ecology, arboriculture, project management and landscape.

How we are different? – we have an excellent working relationship with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) including Wiltshire, BANES and South Gloucestershire Council’s and we understand the best way to navigate the planning process.

Our values - working in partnership and continuing to develop as professionals and as a business.

Charlotte Watkins

Charlotte Watkins


Our Services

Commercial – Residential - Agricultural - Tourism - Equestrian

Planning and listed building applications

Planning and listed building appeals/public enquiries/expert witness

Development feasibility appraisals

Site promotion and development plans

Self and custom build housing

Change of use (COU) Prior approval applications

Planning Law and Regularisation

Planning Masterclasses

Case Study

Winkworth Grove
Winkworth Grove, Lea, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Class Q Prior approval application seeking permitted development change of use of barn to dwelling

LP Planning Consultants successfully obtained Part Q Prior Notification for Change of Use from agriculture to dwelling for a barn at Winkworth Farm, Lea, nr Malmesbury, Wiltshire. The clients who operate an organic beef farm sought the advice of LP Planning consultants on how to obtain permission to convert the barn to a dwelling for their retirement. LP Planning worked closely with the clients and a bath based architects, to prepare and submit a sympathetic conversion scheme for a single storey, three-bedroom dwelling with a total internal floor area of 194 sq metres.

The barn has a steel framed structure which is clad with timber boarding at high level and a mixture of timber sleeper and concrete block at low level. The roof is covered with cemetitious roofing sheets which are in good condition. The building has galvanised steel purlins supporting the roof sheets. The floor is a cast slab of concrete.

This is an example of how a relatively modern agricultural barn can be successfully converted into a dwelling. Prior Approval was granted by Wiltshire Council.

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