Holiday lets in AONB

Building value through regeneration
The owners of a property in the stunning landscape of the Forest of Bowland approached JWPC about some redundant outbuildings that had become an eyesore.

The buildings, once piggeries, were derelict and the roofs had collapsed. Yet having approached their local council on numerous occasions with pre-application enquiries, the client had been strongly discouraged from applying for permission. This inability to regenerate the land was having a profound effect on its value, despite being in such a beautiful location and in a prominent hillside position.

Sustainable development
JWPC secured consent to regenerate the piggeries as three holiday lets. Working alongside the client’s project architects and a landscape and visual consultant, JWPC justified a modern development to the local council on the basis of visual improvements and contributions to the local economy. Taking advantage of the local infrastructure network, the accommodation was geared towards visitors on cycling breaks.

After negotiations regarding landscaping works and minor amendments that would help to screen the holiday lets, the council accepted that the regeneration scheme would deliver economic, social and environmental benefits, all of which contribute towards the Government’s definition of ‘sustainable development’.

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