CONVERSION OF TWO BARNS INTO A FAMILY HOME
IN AMPNEY CRUCIS, NEAR CIRENCESTER
In January 2020, MDP secured planning permission for the conversion of two agricultural barns into a family home.
The site containing the barns is a rural farm setting located between Barnsley and Cirencester. The location is on the edge of the Cotswold AONB and the surrounding land largely consists of agricultural and some equestrian uses.
The client was seeking to convert two agricultural barns, that are joined together (one with a traditional pitched roof and the other a curved dutch barn roof), into a family home.
MDP advised the client of the best approach for the development and conducted a full planning application in this case. Since the barns are located on land designated as AONB, they are not viable for applications via the Class Q Permitted Development route.
Throughout the planning process the client had a clear vision of the end design. MDP worked with the client in order to submit the application with the best chance of success and that satisfied the client from a design point of view.
The development will be constructed of materials of a type, colour, texture and quality that will be appropriate to the site and its surroundings. With the addition of thoughtful landscaping the development is designed to seamlessly settle into the environment and complement the surroundings.
The design of the home is intended to be distinctive and yet practical and sustainable for the long term. Semi-inverted living makes use of the views and the addition of practical, well-designed spaces future proof the property for the family.
MDP are delighted to have gained planning permission for this development and are now working with an architect to deliver this project for the client.