Conversion of Suffolk Stud Farm
GHA worked with our client to achieve Planning permission and Listed building consent for a site formerly part of Gazeley Stud Farm, 5 miles east of Newmarket. A significant amount of time was spent undertaking pre-application discussions with both West Suffolk Council’s planning department and the Council’s Senior Conservation Officer due to the Listed properties on the site and the former equine use. The importance of the horse racing industry in Newmarket is protected by planning policy.
Consent has been granted for the substantial Listed barn to be divided into two dwellings, the design keeps as much of the space as open as possible, expressing the volume of the barn with the timber structure exposed and upstairs bedrooms accessed via a central bridge link. The Stables will be converted into a single three bedroom dwelling, storage, home office, and covered parking. The Groom's House will be carefully restored and updated.