Mill House Planning Approval
RBA are pleased to announce that Wiltshire Council have granted Listed Building Consent for the renovation and restoration of a Grade II listed Mill House near Tisbury, following a thorough planning process.
The Mill House was constructed in the mid 18th century and has undergone significant alterations over the last 100 years. In the 1970s the mill shed was partially demolished and left without a roof when the building was converted into a house. A replacement iron waterwheel and gears were also added at this time. RBA proposed replacing the mill shed roof and reinstating the missing ground floor to create living space. The mill machinery will be moved to the stables and garages and the remaining pits will be cleared and restored. Other proposed restorations include the replacement of some of the windows and doors with more traditional timber casement ones.
A pre-app was submitted to Wiltshire Council in 2019 and all the concerns of the Conservation Officer were addressed in the planning submission. Several experts were also consulted including a specialist historian, millwright and ecologists.
Tenders have gone out to expert local construction companies. We are expecting work will start in the summer, depending on the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.