Potters Poultry approached us in 2018 to look at the potential conversion of the existing poultry buildings to residential use.
They accompany two substantial poultry units on the site, so we had to look at the best route forward for a planning application.
After several client meetings, we concluded that the initial path of least resistance from a planning perspective would be to go for a class Q prior notification application, which would restrict an application to one of the buildings due to the maximum floor space allowed through this route.
We applied to convert one of the poultry units to five dwellings, which was eventually approved after some discussions with the local council.
Following this, we analysed the site in terms of viability to look at the potential of the other buildings on the site, which were a second poultry unit and a stable block.
Designs were drawn up to demolish the three buildings on site, including the poultry unit with planning approval for five dwellings, to be replaced with three new build dwellings. The planning argument for this would be a tidying-up exercise using mass, volume and reduction in traffic movements as the three proposed dwellings would have less visual and environmental impact on the area than the current two poultry units and stable block on the site.
North Warwickshire Borough Council granted planning permission in September 2022, and now the site is currently on the market with Howkins and Harrison using the accompanying visual images produced by ourselves to support the sale of the land.