World Heritage Site Regeneration

An unusual commission to regenerate a small farm holding and diversify the business through imaginative development to create holiday and tourism opportunities in this unique coastal landscape. The farm is sited on a World Heritage site; the Jurassic coastline of Dorset, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within a Tranquillity zone with parts of the development plots sites of special scientific interest.

Working sensitively within the constraints of these complex planning restrictions we successfully developed 4 separate buildings. This included creating a new build dwelling house for tourism lettings and the conversion of a derelict animal shelter into a 3 bedroom courtyard house.The overall strategy for the site considers issues relating to development in the open countryside, such as landscape conservation, environmental impact in a sensitive location, employment opportunities for the local population and the sustainable economic viability of farming.

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