April 2024

JPPC have been successful in securing planning permission for eight units of short-stay guest accommodation to support an existing hospitality venue in the Cotswolds National Landscape Area. The scheme proposes a well-designed complex of single storey and one-and-a-half storey buildings. These take their design cues from local vernacular buildings and have been the subject of extensive pre-application and post-submission dialogue with the local planning authority’s planning and conservation team, as well as with Gloucestershire County Council as the local highway authority.

JPPC persuaded the local planning authority that the scheme would support an existing business including subsidising local wet-led trade at the venue whilst having a negligible impact upon the Cotswolds National Landscape and upon the setting of a Conservation Area. The local highway authority were satisfied that guest accommodation was intended for existing visitors to the venue (coming for events or dining) and as such, the number of vehicular movements would not be materially affected. Councillors resolved to follow a positive recommendation from Officers at a planning committee meeting, accepting the value of a predictable stream of income for a diversified rural business and recognising the value of tourism stays to the local economy in the Cotswolds.

Client: The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote

Architect: AD Studio

Transport Consultant: Paul Basham Associates

Landscape Design and Arboriculture: Austin Design Works

Landscape Visual Impact Assessment: Portus and Whitton Landscape Architects

Ecology: Enzygo Environmental Consultants