Dering Wood (14) (Medium)


Bloomfields have gained prior approval for the change of use of an agricultural barn to a residential dwelling and associated operational development. Bloomfields successfully managed and presented an attractive conversion for a small traditional style barn to a dwelling house. Given the proximity of the barn to our client’s house, this approval has opened up […]

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Bloomfields was contacted after another local planning consultant had failed to get prior notification for the conversion of two agricultural barns to houses.  Bloomfields strategically attacked the reasons for refusal in a preliminary application for one dwelling on the site, thus establishing the principal of having a residential unit.  Once approved, Bloomfields  resubmitted a scheme […]

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2nd bldg

Permission was obtained to convert two rural buildings on the same site into two separate dwellings within their own curtilage

Having had an application to convert this rural building refused on the grounds it was in an unsustainable location, Bloomfields submitted a subsequent application. Bloomfields used recently published Government guidance to advise the planning authority that sustainable development was not a matter that should have been considered when assessing the desirability of the location. Bloomfields also […]

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Hopper Hut - NEW VERSION - 09 March 2017 (Medium)

A new lease of life given to traditional hopper huts

Our client had aspirations to maximise the potential for use of this building for residential purposes. Having previously been granted permission for use as a holiday let, the client instructed Bloomfields to identify the simplest strategy to attain full residential use. Despite works having already been carried out to convert the building to a holiday […]

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Conversion of farm building in sought after rural location into a home with garden and far reaching views

Bloomfields have gained permission for the change of use of a former agricultural store building to residential using the Class Q permitted development rights. The scheme included all building operations required to facilitate the conversion into an open plan two bedroom house. Within the application Bloomfields provided a robust case with supporting information to prove […]

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Asparagus buildings conversion

Two buildings on a farmstead in rural Kent have been given a significant uplift in value after change of use was granted for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential use. This was for a former farm office, together with a farm building that had been used for the sale of asparagus from the adjoining […]

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Listed building permission granted

Our clients had lived in their Grade II listed farmhouse for many years. When they decided to sell their property, we advised that alterations carried out some 20 years ago should have had Listed Building Consent. Our good relationship with the Council and Conservation Officer resulted in a productive pre-application meeting. The subsequent submission of […]

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Office to residential conversion

Office to residential conversion to create a new family home

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New lease of life for atcost-style barn

This atcost-style barn was originally clad with green profile sheeting, with a cement fibre sheet roof. Its use was limited and Bloomfields advised that it had significant potential using the new agricultural permitted development rights. Bloomfields successfully negotiated approval for its conversion to a dwelling with the finished design having timber weatherboarding and a profile […]

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Homes approved in Kent Downs AONB

Outline planning permission has been granted for the construction of four detached chalet-style bungalows within The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as on land allocated as a Strategic Gap between the Medway Towns and Maidstone. Bloomfields achieved success with this site, despite a previous proposal for residential development having been refused, […]

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