Planning advice was offered for the conversion of business units on a site that would allow the client to operate as a modern business in some run down buildings. In turn this would make available a building for conversion to a house in an idyllic countryside location. Bloomfields set about achieving this goal with the client, and after the submission of a Prior Notification application for the change of use of an office to a house, the Council supported the proposal within the target 56-day time frame. Part way though the monitoring process the Council had raised some concern about the extent of the dwelling proposed and the garden to go with it, but a good working relationship with the Council meant some frank conversations could be had which resulted in an agreeable solution for all, in a very short time. The client can now consider whether they wish to replace the dwelling they have permission for or build it out.