After losing an enforcement appeal against the use of four holiday lets as four dwellings, the applicant approached Bloomfields for advice as to how to proceed without losing valuable income for their farm holding.
Bloomfields considered the approach taken for the submission of the enforcement appeal and came up with a different planning approach which relied upon farm diversification and the best use of heritage assets. A retrospective planning application to regularise the use was then submitted.
Within the application, evidence was submitted to show that the holiday lets were unviable and that the dwellings were needed to support the diversification of the farm. The consideration of the impact of the proposal upon heritage assets and conservation area ensured that policy weight could be given to these matters in accordance with the Local Plan. The Council conceded that the proposal would have no detrimental impact upon heritage, landscape or amenities and the conversion of the holiday lets to dwellings met with local and national policy.