We have successfully obtained planning and listed building consent to carry out alterations to the building and gardens on this important, Grade II* listed, early C17 yeoman farmer’s house in Cheltenham.
Proposals include extending and modernising the kitchen and utility rooms, reinstating a historic pedestrian access from the old London Road, rationalising and redesigning the external circulation and gardens. Our research and understanding of both the building and the gardens/setting provided compelling evidence of previous (since demolished) extensions and external circulation routes to support our proposals.
Being Grade II* listed does bring another level of scrutiny to the planning process. In England over 90% of buildings are Grade II listed (buildings of special interest), 5.8% are Grade II* listed (particularly important buildings of more than special interest) and just 2.5% are Grade I listed (buildings of exceptional interest).