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Planning Consultants in Somerset

LP Planning aim to maximise the potential of your land and property. We are experienced in working with Local Planning Authorities in and around Somerset, including Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire, Sedgemoor, North Somerset, Mendip, Somerset West and Taunton, South Somerset, North Devon, Mid Devon and East Devon Councils.

Why select LP Planning Consultants in Somerset?

If you are looking for a professional, honest and reliable service form a planning consultant, look no further! Over the years we have pieced together a professional team of experts in all areas of the pre-construction phase including; ecologists, tree experts, land and visual impact specialists, archaeologists, designers, architects, land agents, land and property solicitors, drainage, highways and heritage specialists, as well as project management.

Struggling to obtain planning permission in the Somerset area

We are highly experienced Chartered Planners and have obtained a high success rate in planning applications and appeals in the south west. We are happy to work in all areas of Somerset including; Axbridge, Bath, Bridgwater, Bruton Burnham-on-Sea, Castle Cary, Chard, Clevedon, Crewkerne, Dulverton, Frome, Glastonbury, Highbridge, Ilminster, Keynsham, Langport, Midsomer Norton, Minehead, Nailsea, North Petherton, Portishead, Radstock, Shepton Mallet, Somerton, Taunton, Watchet, Wellington, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, Wincanton, Wiveliscombe and Yeovil.

LP Planning’s success in Somerset

We have a great success rate in Somerset and aim to increase our success in the future now our team has expanded to the Somerset area.

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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

Planning Law and Regularisation

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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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