Success at Appeal for Shepherd’s Huts Scheme in East Devon

Acting on behalf of our East Devon based client, Sidmouth Shepherds Huts, Bell Cornwell have won a planning appeal for a small shepherd’s hut scheme on the edge of Sidmouth and within the nationally important East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB).

In considering the appeal, the Inspector agreed with our analysis that, despite technically being within the countryside, and thus in a location where such schemes should normally be refused, the proposals were in a sustainable, accessible location.  Furthermore, the careful siting and landscaping proposed would ensure that there would be no harm to the character of the AONB.

The Inspector also agreed with us that the scheme would align with East Devon District Council’s objectives of improving the quality of the area’s visitor offer and that it would generate economic benefits. These considerations helped to override the scheme’s departure from the Council’s strict policies on new visitor facilities.

As well as providing holiday accommodation, the scheme will have the added benefit of showcasing our client’s huts, which are built at the same property, to prospective customers.

For more information about this project or to find out how we can help with your tourism scheme, get in touch with our Devon office.

Client
Sidmouth Shepherd Huts
Architects
Chris Mead Architecture
Local Authority
East Devon District Council
Back to our success stories

Want to talk?

Contact us today

Want to talk?

Contact us today Sign up

News & Insights

Contact us today

  • For more information about our privacy practices please view our privacy policy. By submitting this form you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.
  • Do you want to contact a particular office, or is it a general enquiry?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.