Planning Application Approved!

In August we submitted plans to South Somerset Council for the demolition of the existing utility room and the building of a new rear extension (which will become our kitchen) and the renovation of the Pump room into additional living accommodation.  The pump room is so named as it houses a Georgian pump and a well, which is where people used to draw their water from.  The pump room is completely derelict, no electric, and the stairs have fallen away.  The ceiling rafters are made out of tree trunks and lath and plaster and all will have to come down and be completely replaced.

In the picture of the front of our house you can see on the right as you look at it, that the windows are blocked up.  It has been like that for a very long time and we want to renovate it and put the windows back in and have a downstairs snug living room and a down stairs loo, then on the first and second floor bedrooms with ensuites, so that we have additional accommodation for our B&B.


About a month ago someone came along and slapped a planning notice on our front gate.


So we knew things were moving along with the planning process.  We checked the South Somerset council website over the weekend and found that we had been granted planning permission, so we are really pleased, one hurdle overcome!!

Our builder now needs to draw up the building regs. which is the next stage.  Then we have to empty the existing utility room so it is ready for demolition.  It will be like moving house again, boxing things up.  And we have to find room for a fridge freezer and a tumble dryer which are currently in the utility room.  That should be fun!!

The bit I am looking forward to is the kitting it all out, new bathrooms, new kitchen, buying new carpets and furniture, but that is along way off, so better not get too excited just yet!!.

We still have some vacancies in the B&B for November.

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  1. How exciting! I look forward to seeing all the pictures of your remodel as it progresses… 🙂

  2. Chrisitne Cram said

    Congratulations on yur permit. That is a big hurdle if any of the home shows about England I watch on my TV are anything to go by.

    Well done!!

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