New ‘Fallback’ dwelling approved at Berrybrook Farm, Sedgehill

WDA are delighted to have gained Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for a new dwelling under the fallback concept.

The New dwelling is the third part of a masterplan to redevelop this historic farm.

  • Phase 1 saw the restoration and extension of an existing Grade II Listed Farmhouse and outbuildings.
  • Phase 2 saw the conversion of an existing Listed curtilage barn into two holiday lets along with a replacement agricultural barn located away from the historic farmyard.
  • With Phase 3 being the scheme for the new dwelling.

In our initial Pre-Application consultation, the Local Authority, Wiltshire Council, was resistant to the conversion of an existing barn via a Class Q. However, being an ideal candidate for this we continued to pursue a class Q scheme, via two initial class Q applications which were refused and an appeal which was successful.

The new ‘fallback’ approval sees the demolition of an unsightly modern barn, replacing it with a new dwelling. The new house adjoins an existing Grade II Listed curtilage barn (previously restored under the initial works to the Farmhouse in preparation for the new dwelling scheme) forming an attractive courtyard arrangement.

The new house was designed as a simple high quality and subtle composition to compliment the setting of the existing heritage assets on site creating a backdrop to the existing farmyard.

Design cues for the new dwelling were taken from the existing context resulting in the new traditional style house having a simple barnlike form with brick, stone, tile and timber clad elements. We look forward to works starting on site this summer!

Take a look at our project page for Berrybrook, focusing on works to the Listed farmhouse.




Design Team:
Developer  HFH Investments Ltd
Planning Consultants  Vision Planning
Ecology  KP Ecology
Arboriculture  Wadey Trees

distant visual of front of new farmstyle house including car port and from drive

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Find out more about Class Q and the Fallback Position

Published 22 May 2024

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