Case studies

New residential development: Clouds Lodge House, East Knoyle, Salisbury

PlanningSphere have submitted a planning application for a contemporary replacement dwelling within a sensitive walled garden setting in East Knoyle.

Commercial: Watson Gym, Commerce Park, Frome

PlanningSphere secured planning permission for a purpose built new factory and office of contemporary design for Watson Gym in 2017.

New residential development: The Copse, Batheaston

PlanningSphere secured planning permission in August 2018 for demolition of the existing 1960s house and the erection of 5 new contemporary homes in Batheaston on behalf of the landowner.

New residential development: Phase 3 Mulberry Park, Bath

PlanningSphere secured reserved matters planning approval for Phase 3 in August 2018 on behalf of Curo.

Mixed-use regeneration: Bath Cricket Club

PlanningSphere secured planning permission for 140 purpose-built student bedrooms and a new cricket school on the Bath Cricket Club site for Gilltown.

New residential extension: Trowbridge, Wiltshire

PlanningSphere secured planning permission for a contemporary extension with a sedum roof to a 1960s property in Wiltshire.

New residential development: Peacock Grove, Corsham

PlanningSphere secured outline planning permission for a scheme of 31 dwellings at Peacock Grove, Corsham in May 2017. The decision was secured following submission of a planning appeal.

Renewable energy: Waste wood processing plants in Rotherham, Middlesborough and Tilbury

PlanningSphere have prepared planning applications for Stobart Biomass on three waste wood processing sites that are located in Rotherham, Tilbury, and Middlesbrough. The sites will create pelleted feedstock for use in biomass power stations.

New residential development: Former WWDC offices site, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

PlanningSphere have submitted an application for 77 dwellings on the site of the former West Wiltshire District Council offices in Trowbridge.

Mixed-use regeneration: Holt Tannery Site, Wiltshire

PlanningSphere are instructed by J&T Beaven and HAB Housing to progress a mixed-use commercial/residential scheme of regeneration for the Holt Tannery site in Wiltshire.

Mixed-use regeneration: 14-15 Union Street, Bath

PlanningSphere secured planning permission and listed building consent for a mixed-use scheme of retail and residential conversion, which also includes an innovative new contemporary mansard ‘cut-away’ rooftop apartment.

New residential development: 64 Lower Bristol Road, Bath

PlanningSphere have secured planning permission in June 2017 for five flats in Lower Bristol Road.

Purpose-built student housing and key-worker accommodation: Midland Road, Bath

PlanningSphere secured planning permission for a high-density scheme of 96 No. units of purpose built student accommodation, and 14 key worker apartments in April 2017.

Listed building conversion scheme: Fitzroy House, Great Pulteney Street, Bath

PlanningSphere have drawn up a proposal seeking the conversion, refurbishment and repair of 50 redundant units of sheltered accommodation.

Regeneration scheme: St George’s Works, Trowbridge


PlanningSphere have coordinated and submitted a planning application proposing a scheme of part conversion, demolition and new build for 30 apartments.

Hawke Ridge Business Park: Westbury, Wiltshire

PlanningSphere have secured planning permission for the new 14.5ha Hawke Ridge Busienss Park near Westbury on behalf of HPH Commercial Property.

New residential development: Former Westbury Hospital Site

PlanningSphere were appointed to advise on the redevelopment of the former Westbury Hospital site, and outline planning permission has now been granted

Innox Mills (former Bowyers Site), Trowbridge

PlanningSphere have been appointed by Innox Mills Ltd to progress a mixed-use regeneration proposal for the former Bowyers factory site in Trowbridge.

Apartment scheme: Claverton Down, Bath

PlanningSphere have secured planning permission for Ashford Homes for a scheme of seven apartments on a site in Claverton Down, Bath.

New manger’s house and re-plan of guesthouse: Lighthouse Frome

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PlanningSphere have secured planning permission for a new manager’s house and a re-plan of the existing Lighthouse guest house near Frome.

Mount Pleasant Farm, Norton St Philip


PlanningSphere are advising the new owners of the Grade II-listed Mount Pleasant Farm Estate in Norton St Phillip.

Conversion and extension: Norland College, Bath

PlanningSphere have secured planning permission for the conversion and extension the former Hayesfield School sixth-form block to a new teaching block for Norland College.

New holiday home: former water tower, Rousdon, Devon


PlanningSphere have secured planning permission for the conversion of a former water tower at the Rousdon Estate in Devon.

New residential and restaurant: Manvers Street, Bath

PlanningSphere have secured planning permission for a change of use and extension (2 new floors) to form a new restaurant and residential apartments.

New residential development: Kings Worthy, Hampshire

PlanningSphere have assisted HAB Housing to secure a development plan allocation, and planning permission at Kings Worthy in Hampshire for a scheme of 50 custom-build homes.

New factory: Bradford-on-Avon

Planning permission has been secured for a bespoke new factory of contemporary design for owner-occupation by Anthony Best Dynamics.

New factory: Commerce Park, Frome

PlanningSphere have secured planning permission for a new bespoke factory for owner-occupation by Watson Gym at Commerce Park, Frome.

Appeal decision: contemporary extension to Hillview, Bath

PlanningSphere have secured at appeal a new contemporary extension for Hillview in Bath.

Residential development: Westward Ho!


PlanningSphere have secured planning permission on behlaf of specialist coastal developers, Acorn Blue, for a scheme of 14 contemporary homes in Westward Ho!

Appeal decision: Roundhouse, Bath


PlanningSphere secured an appeal approval under the Written Representations procedure on behalf of site owners, Ashford Homes.

Mixed-use urban extension: Hassocks Golf Club, West Sussex


PlanningSphere are advising the owners of Hassocks Golf Club on a residential-led scheme that will enable the existing course to be re-modelled through the release of land for new housing and public open space.

Mixed-use urban extension: Bohunt Park, Liphook, Hampshire


Bohunt Park has been promoted as an urban extension to Liphook in Hampshire since 2005. PlanningSphere are continuing to promote the site through the development plan making process.

Solar farm: Tower Hill, Gloucestershire

With the help of planning advice from PlanningSphere, specialist solar farm developers, AEE Renewables, secured planning permission in October 2014 for a 6.5 MW (8.05 MWp) solar array adjacent to the M5 motorway.

Appeal decision: Former Somerset Inn, Paulton

PlanningSphere have secured an appeal approval under a Hearing Procedure for the change of use of vacant public house to a residential dwelling.

Mixed-use redevelopment: Former Lee Bay Hotel, North Devon


PlanningSphere are advising specialist coast developers, Acorn Blue, on a residential-led redevelopment of the vacant former Lee Bay Hotel site in North Devon.

Strategic advice: Former Dellwood Hospital Site, Reading

PlanningSphere are providing strategic advice to NHS Property Services on the potential part-disposal of the former Dellwood Hospital site in Reading.

Listed building: Chew Magna Manor, Bath and North East Somerset

PlanningSphere are providing planning advice to the owners of the Grade II-listed Chew Magna Manor.

Strategic advice: Green Lane Hospital, Devizes

PlanningSphere are providing strategic advice to the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Care Trust on their Green Lane site in Devizes.

Care home: Former Beckford Centre, Warminster

PlanningSphere have been advising specialist nursing-home developers, Northcote Ryder, on a project to redevelop the site of the former Beckford Centre in Warminster.

Listed building re-development: 34-36 Stall Street, Bath


PlanningSphere advised Longacre Bath on a proposal to redevelop the Grade I-listed building at 34-36 Stall Street, Bath.

Listed building conversion and new shop fronts: 37 and 38 Milsom Street, Bath

PlanningSphere are advising the new owners of 38 Milsom Street on a proposal to convert this Grade II-listed building into a new homeware retailing unit.

Hotel re-development: Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire


PlanningSphere are advising Bluebelt Hospitality on the redevelopment of Widbrook Grange Hotel in Bradford on Avon.

Hotel re-development: Woolacombe, North Devon

PlanningSphere have been advising Blast Properties on the redevelopment of the former Narracott Grand Hotel, and are submitting a new comprehensive planning application.

New office/studio: Anthony Best Dynamics, Bradford on Avon

Undertaken in 2012, this project involved obtaining planning permission for a new office workshop/studio within the grounds of a Grade I-listed building.

Mixed-use urban extension: Kingston Farm, Bradford on Avon

PlanningSphere secured a resolution to grant planning permission at Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee in February 2014.

Innovative biogas facility: Bore Hill Farm, Warminster

In 2012, following an extensive process of engagement, planning permission was granted for a new biogas plant and associated commercial development.

Rural work hub: Glove Factory Studios, Holt

Following the grant of permission for a pilot scheme in 2010, permission was granted in 2013 for an extension to the Glove Factory Studios in Holt, Wiltshire.

New dwelling in the green belt: The Walled Garden, Claverton, Bath

In 2010 planning permission was granted for a new dwelling and associated landscaping works. Completed in 2012, this is one of several innovative single dwellings we have been involved with for private clients.

Custom build: Boreham Mead, Warminster

Following a judicial review, and a subsequent planning appeal process, the Secretary of State granted planning permission for an innovative scheme of custom build on behalf of HPH and HAB Housing.