New houses                        

in open countryside

for flint hall farm

Planning consent obtained for the conversion of a complex courtyard of traditional farm buildings to three dwellings, including one very large open barn in poor condition, together with consent for two brand new dwellings contrary to policy.

The site appeared to only offer conversion opportunities, which due to the condition of the buildings were deemed to create a relatively low value for the site.

What we did

  • Carried out specific repair works

  • Created a revised structural report to overcome the issue the planning officer had with the structural condition of the barns

  • Made a viability case evidencing the need for two new 4-bedroom houses

  • Created a full set of surveys and convincing planning statement was put together

  • Devised a sensitive design concept for the existing barns and new build.


  • The argument on viability was won, thereby justifying the need for new build houses in open countryside, contrary to policy

  • The structural integrity of the main barn was rectified and subsequently justified to the planning officer to comply with policy

  • Large gardens were justified and delivered in open countryside

  • Five significant high value houses were produced through the clever and sensitive design of a complex set of buildings

  • Planning consent was achieved for three conversions and two new builds in open countryside with no S106 agreement
    (unanimous support at committee due to a convincing case).


uplift in value of site through planning consent contrary to Policy





 Flint Hall Farm

aerial view 1 a

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