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5 new dwellings allowed on Knowle farm

Tyler-Parkes is delighted to have secured Prior Notification Approval under the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 2015, for the conversion of agricultural barns at Elvers Green Farm, just outside Knowle in Solihull, to five stunning new dwellings.


The barn range included agricultural buildings of two storeys in height. The conversion scheme, designed by our architects, created four 3 bedroom homes and one 2 bedroom home.


We dealt with the issues that emerged during the progress of the application, including comments from Public Protection regarding noise associated with the remainder of the farm complex, and highways, in terms of the required visibility splay and traffic speeds. We worked closely with the Council’s Officers to positively address these issues and liaised with highways consultants on a speed survey to demonstrate that traffic speeds were less than the 40mph limit of the lane; thereby justifying a lesser visibility splay to the satisfaction of the Council’s Highways Officer.


The submission dealt with both the principle of conversion and the details of materials to be used within that conversion. Tyler-Parkes were delighted to have successfully secured this Prior Notification approval for the clients, thereby releasing the barns for the creation of five new homes.


Tyler-Parkes’ Planning and Architectural Teams boast considerable experience in a wide variety of development proposals, including the handling of Permitted Development situations, such as agricultural conversions to residential. We have applied that knowledge and experience to many proposals on behalf of clients and have achieved a high level of success. Contact us if we can help with your project.


Glenda Parkes, Director


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