Boyer achieves Planning Consent for a new rural amenity at Pitchcott Hill Farm Buckinghamshire
National planning consultancy Boyer has secured planning permission on behalf of the owner of Pitchcott Hill Farm in Buckinghamshire.
The planning consent will transform a disused and dilapidated stable block into an attractive scheme which open up the location to local people, including a café/farm shop, holiday lets and ‘glamping’ facilities.
The Victorian stables lie within an attractive 1 hectare site in the Buckinghamshire countryside, seven miles north west of Aylesbury. After many years of disuse, the historic stable block will be converted to create small-scale flexible commercial floorspace which will include small-scale studio co-work spaces, a multimedia workshop, a café/farm shop, three self-catered apartments a shepherd’s hut and a yurt. The grounds will be extensively landscaped and will incorporate a new meadow.
Buckinghamshire Council had previously identified the existing stable block as a ‘non-designated heritage asset’, and so owner worked closely with two firms of architects and planning consultant to create a suitable design which addressed the site’s heritage value.
Tony Langford, owner of Pitchcott Hill Farm said, 'This planning permission will enable the expansion and diversification of Pitchcott Hill Farm, creating new accommodation and workspaces in this beautiful part of Buckinghamshire. The renovation of these buildings will create a community of people staying or working at the farm, benefiting from an environment where their health and wellbeing is prioritised, with mindfulness and other activities that encourage connection to nature.
‘I am looking forward to consulting with people and businesses within the local community in the development of these plans'.
Christopher Roberts, Associate Director in Boyer’s Wokingham office said, ‘We are very pleased to have secured planning permission for this project, which will see a disused historic building brought back into a use that will really benefit the local community. The flexible working spaces will help generate new employment and opportunities for small businesses in rural Buckinghamshire, whilst the visitor accommodation and café / farm shop will boost local tourism.’
In achieving planning success, Boyer worked alongside Tate and Co. Architects, Adams Habermehl Landscape Architects and Transport Dynamics.