Project overview

Client: Private client
Location: Pyebrook Hall Barn, Heskin
Sector: Residential
Project status: Planning approved

What we did

PWA Planning provided advice to its client and the architect on a suitable scheme, submission and management of a planning application and an application for listed building consent. PWA also dealt with planning conditions, assistance with claiming CIL self-build relief and assistance in obtaining the necessary ecology licenses.

Pyebrook Hall Barn is a grade II listed building next to the grade II listed Pyebrook Hall in the green belt, both factors that presented significant challenges from a planning perspective. The barn also contained brown long eared bats which are a European protected species.

These issues were overcome by a well thought-out design which didn’t seek to over-domesticate the barn’s appearance and a strong planning case (reuse of a redundant barn into a sustainable use, provision of a new high-quality dwelling and securing the future of a nationally important heritage asset). The issue of the bats was mainly overcome following advice from expert ecologists, but PWA were able to assist in procuring the necessary license from Natural England. All of this was carried out in a timely manner to ensure the client could start works at the earliest opportunity.