Whitefield Cottage gains planning permission

We are happy to announce our recent planning permission for Whitefield Cottage. The plans seek to create a sensitive addition to the Grade II listed building.

The proposal looks to improve the performance of the building by introducing modern systems to help provide efficient heating and power. This will eliminate the reliance on an oil based heating system, reducing the costs for the users and more importantly, the planet.

Planning permission was gained after impressing the authority with a well presented scheme. The project preserves the character of the Grade II listed building and respects the wider conservation area and green belt. Previous pre-application advice was initially sought to ensure a a scheme that is both sustainable and considerate of the local plans.





Studio Bark is an award-winning architectural practice with a passion for outstanding, environmentally-driven architecture.


We deliver bespoke and often ground-breaking buildings which are inherently contextual. Above all, our work seeks to be beautiful – environmentally and aesthetically – reflecting the climate and ecological emergency we live in. Energy modelling and life-cycle assessment are importantly a core part of the process.


Our portfolio of built work encompasses residential, commercial and community projects with a particular specialism in bespoke homes. We have a successful track record, securing planning permissions for ambitious designs on challenging sites across the UK.


In addition, Studio Bark has extensive experience delivering and gaining planning permission on projects through Paragraph 80. An evolution of the ‘country house exception clause’ within the National Planning Policy Framework. Likewise, we are also passionate about realising the latent potential of existing buildings.

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