Barn Conversions: Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent Specialists

Planning Applications, Architectural Design & Building Regulations Approval:  We provide everything you need to create beautiful designs and gain planning permission for your barn conversion 

Planning Applications & Architectural Design: Everything you need to gain planning permission for your barn conversion
Planning Applications & Architectural Design: Everything you need to gain planning permission for your barn conversion.

A new home in the country is idyllic for many people, but as anyone that has tried to get planning permission in rural areas will know, the route to gaining planning approval is far from simple!   That’s where we can help.

With large open spaces inside, agricultural buildings have fantastic potential for conversion and our innovative architectural design solutions have delivered spectacular results for our clients on numerous conversions all over the UK. 

Using Class Q 'permitted development rights' which enable the conversion of former agricultural buildings into unique character homes can be one solution.

Or, for older, attractive traditional farm buildings and barns their heritage value can help support a case for conversion.  We can devise a heritage-led design to achieve a sensitive restoration and conversion, including preparing your planning application and a Listed Building Consent application if one is needed.  

Barn Conversion Specialists - Planning Advice and Professional Support
Barn Conversion Specialists - Planning Advice and Professional Support for all types of conversion, including listed buildings.

"Their expertise in navigating the intricate maze of legal constraints was nothing short of impressive...what sets Fytche-Taylor apart is their ability to foresee potential roadblocks and strategize accordingly...this was instrumental in securing the planning approval for our project".  (see full review here)

Mr Isles, January 2024. 5 Star Google Review

Planning Applications for Barn Conversions - with full architectural design support and scale plans
Barn Conversion Planning Application Specialists in Lincolnshire Nottinghamshire and across the East Midlands

Specialists in Planning, Design and Heritage

With our combined experience across planning, architectural design, heritage and construction, Fytche-Taylor Planning are specialists in Barn Conversions and the renovation of both modern and heritage agricultural buildings.

Our creative architectural team can work with you to create innovative design solutions to transform derelict or unused buildings into luxury new homes, creating functional modern living space combined with the retention and restoration of any original features or openings.

If you are dreaming of creating a more traditional county home or a contemporary open-plan living space, our expert team can assist every step of the way – from working with you to agree the design and layout, navigating through the complex planning system or Listed Building requirements on your behalf and even providing support through the construction phases too, to ensure your build achieves full Building Regulation compliance. 

Based in Burton Waters, on the edge of the city of Lincoln we provide support to landowners, housebuilders, self-builders and property developers throughout the UK  and particularly across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire , Nottinghamshire, North Leicestershire and South Yorkshire.  Whether you are an experienced developer or totally new to renovation and restoration work, let our Barn Conversion specialists turn your vision into reality.   

Our in-house services include:

  • Design: Full Architectural Support - Design and advice for any project & any size including Class Q Prior Approval
  • Heritage Advice and specialist design guidance for listed buildings 
  • Plans: Scale drawings for planning application purposes - working with you to agree the right look and layout 
  • Planning Applications: We make it as easy as possible by handling absolutely everything you need to get planning permission.
  • Listed Building Consent Applications - the full process handled from start to finish.
  • Full project support:  Pick and choose the parts of your project you want help on, with no obligation to use services you'd prefer to handle yourself. If you already have plans from a different architect, we would be happy to use these for planning purposes if they still suit your needs. 
  • Building Control Applications: Everything you need to ensure your building work is fully compliant with the regulations
  • Use our design services with confidence - check out our Five-Star Google and Yell reviews to see what past clients said. 
  • Heritage Assessments, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas - in-house experts - with 3rd party specialist partners on-hand when necessary
  • Energy Statements, EPC's and SAP Calculations to ensure compliance with planning policy and building regulations. 
  • Site surveys and marking out
  • Delivering High Quality Service - Our design staff are recognised sector experts with an exemplary track record of success
  • Lincolnshire's TOP RATED consultants for design work, planning and architecture - see our reviews here or take a look Google and Facebook!
  • Modern Agricultural Building Conversions - Another specialist area of expertise - click here for more on Change of Use Planning Applications and Class Q Permitted Development options. 
  • Serving Lincolnshire (Lincoln, Grantham, Sleaford, Ruskington, Market Rasen, Caistor, Spalding, East Coast Villages, Boston), Nottinghamshire (Newark, Collingham), North Lincolnshire, Bassetlaw (Retford and Worksop & surrounding rural areas) and throughout East Midlands. 


Already Appointed an Architect? We can produce full architectural plans in-house but if you have an architect on board for your project already or have previously had and architect create your building plans and simply want our input to lead on the planning side of things, that's fine too. We have a good relationship with a range of local architect’s practices and have worked collaboratively with many of them to deliver a variety of exemplary and exciting projects.