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29 March 2022

Ridge is delighted to receive planning permission and listed building consent for a heritage sensitive building in Kirtlington.

The approved scheme involves the refurbishment of the existing farmhouse to bring it up to 21st Century living standards together with the conversion of attached outbuildings, to be used for additional accommodation in association with the farmhouse, the replacement of an unsightly existing detached building with a detached garage and new planting which will form the boundary treatment to the site.

The approved scheme relates to a Grade II Listed farmhouse which is located within a conservation area and Archaeological Alert Area and affects the setting of a Grade I listed building. The site is within Kirtlington Park which is a Grade II Registered Park and Garden.

Ridge worked closely with the architect, Abberley Design, and the heritage team from Pegasus, to produce a scheme which demonstrated that, due to a comprehensive understanding of the significance of the heritage assets, and a carefully designed scheme, would cause no harm to the significance of the Farmhouse, and furthermore, would create an overall positive enhancement to the character and appearance of Kirtlington Conservation Area and Kirtlington Registered Listed Park and Gardens.

Cherwell District Council agreed that the proposed works to update the listed building and environs would sustain the significance of the listed building, and would not harm residential or visual amenity, nor harm protected species.