Rarely is any planning approval obtained without challenges. The amount of information required to be provided to achieve a Class Q success is often comprehensive, including specialist reports from third party expertise.
Some Class Q approvals are trickier than others to obtain. This recent Class Q success is an exciting opportunity, located in an highly accessible North Devon hamlet, so a fabulous location for a fine individual home. We had to put together a convincing case that the existing structure could be retained and that the level of work needed to change the building to a dwelling still amounted to a conversion, rather than a new build. Our case was accepted by the local authority and prior approval consent has been granted.
Class Q success for contemporary living
A very sizeable building with floor space of some 215 m2 (2,314 sq ft) creating 360 m2 (3,875 sq ft) on 2 floors, so this is going to be a large family home, on a generous site, creating a lovely setting, with fine, far reaching views over the countryside.
As is often the way with converting large modern barns to residential use, a contemporary design approach works well. In this case, the principal living spaces are placed at the west end of the ground floor with garaging, services, utility, and a double bedroom at the east end.
Upstairs a generous central landing leads to a double height space over the dining area, four further double bedrooms and bathrooms. The spaces are designed to be flexible to appeal to a wide range of prospective buyers.
This exciting opportunity is now for sale with North Devon agents Phillips, Smith & Dunn. An exciting project to create your own grand designs project, to create fine, individual contemporary home in an amazingly accessible, yet rural location.