Conversion of agricultural building to form 3 dwellings in Holton, Wincanton

Planning Services/ Project Objective:

Prior Approval under the provisions of Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order: Prior Notification for change of use and conversion of agricultural building to form 3 dwellings


Higher Hatherleigh Farm, Holton, Wincanton, Somerset

Local Planning Authority (LPA):

Somerset Council

Duration of Application/ Timeframe for Approval:

56 days

Submission Requirements:

Planning Statement
Full plans (Tim Cole Downes)

Overview of Development Project

This scheme was devised to covert an under-utilised building at a working farm to create 3 dwellings. These can be let to provide additional income for the farm. We worked closely with the designer to ensure that the proposal met the requirements of the Class Q legislation, but also to achieve a really attractive outcome.

Original disused barn at Higher Hatherleigh Farm Somerset
Proposed plans for Lime Tree Barn Holton
Interior of Lime Tree Barn accommodation
Approach to Lime Tree Barn on Higher Hatherleigh in Somerset

Permission was granted in Spring 2021 and the project is now complete. The result, now known as Lime Tree Barn, is impressive and the apartments are enjoying excellent occupancy.

We also applied for planning permission for a change of land to increase the size of the gardens and provide an enlarged and improved parking area.

Improved parking area with electric charging points at Lime Tree Barn

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