Exciting new Class Q ‘fallback’ planning approval for a contemporary home

We are pleased to have gained planning approval for a stunning new home in rural Dorset, to replace an existing farm barn. 

Following a positive pre-application meeting and constructive communication & feedback with the Local Authority planning officer, the planning process was smooth and successful.

WDA first gained prior approval for Class Q Permitted Development to convert the barn into a house. The precedent of being able to provide a new house in open countryside was now set. We were then able to improve on this approval and submit a full planning application for an entirely new house, partially on the footprint of the existing barn.

before photo of agricultural barns with corrugated roofs
visual of approach view to residential building with timber cladding and sloping roof
visual of rear view of house from garden with sloping roof at dusk
visual of entrance to house with glass link and wood cladding

Click to view the full project details.

Published 20 September 2023

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