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Planning Consultancy in Chippenham

We are motivated to achieve the best outcome for our clients and understand the importance of maximising your land and property assets in and around Chippenham. We have an excellent working relationship with Wiltshire Council, and we understand the best way to navigate the planning process.

Why choose LP Planning as your planning consultant in Chippenham?

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

Difficulty of obtaining planning permission in the Chippenham area

We are happy to help. Having a vast knowledge of local and national policies, as well as the local area, including the villages of Kington Langley, Stanton St Quintin, Yatton Keynell, Lacock, Sutton Benger, Christian Malford and Bradenstoke. We have the experience to build a robust case to support your planning application in the Chippenham area, giving it the best chance of obtaining an approval.

Our success in Chippenham

We have helped homeowners, commercial, industrial, equestrian and many more clients to achieve planning permission since 2006.

Charlotte Watkins

Charlotte Watkins


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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

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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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