Planning Approval Gained for Wiltshire Farmhouse

 In Architecture, Barn conversion, New build, Planning, Rebuild, Renovation, Residential, Restoration

We are pleased that Wiltshire Council have given planning approval this week for Glebe Farm House, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty east of Shaftesbury.

The Council gave planning approval for an extension and alteration to the main farmhouse. They also approved the demolition of an existing barn and construction of a replacement barn and stables.

RBA designed a scheme that is sympathetic to the character of the existing buildings and surrounding countryside. For example, the farmhouse will have timber-clad upper walls and a new timber frame front porch. Part of an existing ground floor conservatory will be removed to allow for a new single storey rear extension. This will contain a kitchen and dining area and have a flat roof with glass enclosure. The clients intend to use the roof as a balcony and terrace. In addition, a first floor extension will be built above the carport to provide an extra bedroom and bathroom. A new ground floor lobby will link this accommodation to the main house. The extension will have dormer windows on each side of the roof and will be timber-clad externally to match the main house.

The new barn and stables will also be built in keeping with the rural location. They will be clad with the same wood as the main house and carport building. RBA obtained reports from ecologists to ensure that no wildlife, including bats and trees, will be affected by the development of either the barn or house.

This is the second time these clients have commissioned RBA and we are looking forward to working together again. The clients have found contractors and will start work shortly. Read about our first project together here or visit the Glebe Gallery website.

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