Pegasus Group has secured planning permission for the redevelopment of an agricultural site, several miles outside of Salisbury for 20 new dwellings.
The site currently accommodates a historic “E-shaped” model farmstead which was built by Wilton Estate in 1840, along with a number of large, modern unattractive steel framed buildings. No longer required for agricultural purposes, Pegasus Group was approached by Wilton Estate to provide strategy advice and seek planning permission for conversion to residential use.
The site lies outside any identified settlement and therefore in planning policy terms, it’s redevelopment was considered unacceptable. Pegasus Group focused on the fact that the site lies within a Conservation Area in a riverside setting with views of Salisbury Cathedral. We saw the potential of the site’s redevelopment to offer both a major improvement to the Conservation Area, and to ensure the longevity of the historic buildings which are quickly deteriorating which together could outweigh the planning policy concerns.
Working with award-winning architects, The Relph Ross Partnership Ltd, Pegasus Group secured permission for a scheme which enables dramatic landscape and visual benefits and enhances the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. Planning permission was approved without any affordable housing contributions, or S106 obligations/contributions.