Boyer has secured permission to turn a disused, Victorian stable block in Buckinghamshire into a mixed-use commercial, holiday residential and retail space.

On behalf landowner Tony Langford, the planning consultancy has won consent from Buckinghamshire Council to turn the buildings at Pitchcott Farm, seven miles north west of Aylesbury, into small studio co-working spaces, a multi-media workshop, a café/farm shop, three self-catering apartments, a shepherd’s hut and a yurt. The grounds will be landscaped and will incorporate a new meadow.

The council had previously identified the stable block as a non-designated heritage asset and Mr Langford and Boyer worked with architects from Tate and Co, landscape architects from Adams Habermehl and Transport Dynamics to come up with the scheme.

Tony Langford, owner of Pitchcott Hill Farm, said: “This planning permission will enable the expansion and diversification of Pitchcott Hill Farm, creating new accommodation and workspaces in this beautiful part of Buckinghamshire.

“The renovation of these buildings will create a community of people staying or working at the farm, benefiting from an environment where their health and wellbeing is prioritised, with mindfulness and other activities that encourage connection to nature.

‘I am looking forward to consulting with people and businesses within the local community in the development of these plans.”

Christopher Roberts, associate director in Boyer’s Wokingham office, said: “We are very pleased to have secured planning permission for this project, which will see a disused historic building brought back into a use that will really benefit the local community.

“The flexible working spaces will help generate new employment and opportunities for small businesses in rural Buckinghamshire, whilst the visitor accommodation and café/farm shop will boost local tourism.”

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