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We provide planning advice for leisure and tourism schemes

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Bell Cornwell has considerable experience of working on leisure and tourism projects and has helped secure planning permission for a wide range of such developments.

The diverse range of projects we have worked on includes schemes for new hotels, holiday parks and short stay visitor (Airbnb type) accommodation. Our experience of working in some of the UK’s most desirable holiday locations, such as Devon and Cornwall, means that we have gained a particular knowledge of alternative hospitality schemes such as glamping sites, tree houses, shepherd’s huts and other similar high end, bespoke offerings.

Each scheme will have its own set of challenges. With a clear picture of our client’s objectives, we are able to bring together our knowledge of local planning policies and understanding of the specific characteristics of the site in question to develop a strategy which maximises the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Types of development:

  • Hotels
  • Camping and glamping
  • Staycation
  • Spas
  • Leisure and holiday parks
  • Short stay visitor (Airbnb)

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Other Sectors

Acting on behalf of landowners, estates, farmers and other rural businesses, we can assist with sites even in the most sensitive locations. Our advice will help to unlock the development potential of your rural enterprise and utilise the initiatives on offer.
Whether you’re building new commercial facilities, repurposing existing premises or looking to secure a change of use, our input will add value to your development. We can highlight the economic and employment benefits of your proposals, address concerns about traffic, servicing and noise as well as carry out sequential analysis.
This type of new development will often attract considerable interest from the local community and may be subject to very specific land use constraints. We can liaise with key organisations to minimise risk and meet operational needs for clients within both the state and independent sectors.
There is a drive for renewable and low carbon energy solutions as well as sustainable waste management to be delivered through new development. There are both local and national policies at play and we can advise how to incorporate such technologies into your scheme.
Developments such as care villages, elderly and dementia care homes and assisted living accommodation require a strong understanding of sector specific issues. We can compile arguments related to need, specialist design and regulatory requirements as well as addressing the impact on local provisions.
We prepare heritage impact assessments to accompany applications as well as any additional consents that are required, such as listed building consent. Consult us at an early stage to identify local heritage assets and mitigate potential issues so you can pursue your scheme with greater confidence.
We can help with a range of home improvement projects such as the construction of ancillary accommodation and ‘granny annexes’, changes to allow working from home or extensions to the existing buildings. We can advise what type of permission you require and the best route to obtaining it.
We undertake work on residential projects of all sizes and types, ranging from single dwellings up to major urban extension and regeneration schemes. We can help you navigate any planning obligations as well as utilise strategic opportunities such as land supply deficiencies, previously developed land and permitted development, to name but a few.
As the housing market becomes more complex, a greater range of alternatives are being brought to the market such as purpose-built student housing, extra care for the elderly and co-living spaces for young professionals. We can help you navigate the associated planning obligations and develop a strategy to obtain the necessary permissions.