Grange Farm Great Raveley

Obtaining Class Q permitted development for conversion of redundant farm buildings is an excellent way to enhance their value and create high-quality homes. Having achieved Class Q approval, it can be used as a first step towards ultimately realising Full planning for something much more attractive and saleable. This was the case for one of our recent projects; a development of 3 new houses on a farmyard site outside the village framework.

GHA and Brown & Co LLP secured planning permission for the landowner, for 3 new houses on this former farmyard in Huntingdonshire. We subsequently worked with the developer purchaser, to obtain a Section 73 planning approval, for a fine-tuned design which addressed their target clients.

These new barn style detached homes have been designed and built with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind. Views to the south are maximised, with the use of brise soleil to mitigate summer solar gain. Each house will be heated and cooled by an Air Source Heat Pump, and some materials from the barns which previously occupied the site have been re-used.

Constructed using a mix of traditional and modern building materials, the houses are clad in Siberian larch under a natural slate and clay pantile roof. The vaulted ceilings throughout the first floor, with sensitively positioned rooflights and dormers, take advantage of the far-reaching countryside views.