Planning consultants in Wiltshire & Somerset
Planning Team
Charlotte Watkins

Charlotte Watkins BA(Hons) BTP MRTPI

Company Director

What do you love about Planning?
"Every project offers new opportunities"

Where is your favourite place?
"Venice - the transport system forces you to slow down and take a breath!"

Ian Bowen

Ian Bowen BA(Hons) BTP(Dist) MRTPI

Planning Director

What do you love about Planning?
"Every development is different, you learn something new and fascinating every day and it has the power to literally improve people’s lives."

Where is your favourite place?
"The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. It’s like a divine oasis you might only expect to see in a dream, with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada in the distance and rioja and tapas close by. It’s what the word 'awesome' was invented for."

Debbie Silver

Debbie Silver

Planning Assistant

What do you love about LP Planning?
"The variety of projects, discovering new things about our local area and researching planning history."

Where is your favourite place?
"Edinburgh - it is steeped in history, friendly and peaceful. I especially like the fact that the castle is built on top of an extinct volcano!"

Our staff are the key to our success

Our staff are the key to our success

We hope to expand our team. We are looking for chartered planning consultants to join us. If you are highly motivated, hardworking and interested in joining our team, please contact Charlotte Watkins to arrange a convenient time for a cuppa and chat.

We offer flexible home working for part time and full time staff.

07877 584 805

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, Lea, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Prior notification application for barn conversion 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 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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