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Planning Consultancy in Wells

The LP Planning team strive to accomplish the best result for our clients and our goal is to help achieve the maximum value of property and land. We have superb working relationships with Local Planning Authorities (LPA's) including Mendip, BANES and South Somerset Council’s and we are experienced in navigating the most efficient ways through the planning system.

Why select LP Planning as your planning consultant in Wells?

We pride ourselves on the working relationships we have built with other local specialists, who are necessary to help form a robust planning application and give our clients the best chance of planning success. The experts that we often call upon consist of designers, architects, ecologists, highways consultants, arboriculturalists, flooding and drainage consultants, heritage experts, land and property agents and solicitors.

Difficulty of obtaining planning permission in the Wells area

Look no further! We have many years of experience in planning, including planning appeals. LP Planning are knowledgeable with the local planning policy documents including Mendip District Local Plan, South Somerset Local Plan, BaNES local Plan and the Wiltshire Core Strategy. As well as Wells, we are happy to work in any area in and around the south west of England including the local villages of Ashwick, Evercreech, Butleigh, Wookey, Priddy and Meare.

Our planning success in Wells

We are Chartered Planners, members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and have a highly experienced team who have had many successes over the years. Let us help you achieve your planning goals.

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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