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Caldecotte Group were instructed by a major pub group to carry out a Feasibility Study for part site development at The Walkford public house in Christchurch, Dorset. The Feasibility Study concluded that there were two potential building plots within the site curtilage which could be carved off and sold to generate additional revenue from the site, without impacting on the pub business.

It was our clients wish to pursue planning for both plots, but to phase the submission of the applications. Caldecotte Group was initially instructed to prepare an application for a single four bedroom detached dwelling on the overlarge trade garden to the east of the pub building. This application was approved by delegated powers. Following the approval, disposal and subsequent construction of the dwelling, Caldecotte Group was instructed to submit an application to convert and extend a dilapidated outbuilding to the west of the site. This was a far more complex proposal owing to access, ecology and site TPO’s. However, application was approved by delegated powers to create a new two bedroom cottage whilst utilising the dilapidated outbuilding.

In addition to obtaining planning approval, we were also appointed as sales agents for the building plots. Each plot was sold to a local developer shortly after coming to the market and a six figure sum was generated from the disposal of the two plots without any impact on the pub business.

In this instance Caldecotte Group managed the entire process from inception, to obtaining planning consent and subsequent disposal.