The site allocated was a former shooting lodge. The project was to replace this structure with a traditional country house design property, doubling the size of the building in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, an AONB.

At the point of application Rural Solutions managed to overcome the possibility of the original lodge becoming a listed property.

Acting as project manager and planning agent, we provided a wealth of guidance as part of the application to demonstrate the significant enhancement to landscape and with it, strong evidence from precedent examples. The comprehensive application achieved planning consent first time.

The project was constructed successfully, with the inclusion of a gate lodge in the plans.