Walsingham Planning has provided planning advice to the owners and occupiers of Rode Hall for a number of years. Most recently, we have advised on the conversion and extension of an existing outbuilding into a new dwelling, whilst also advising on substantial internal and external alterations to Rode Hall itself, to enable it to better function as a family dwelling.
Rode Hall is a fine 18th century Grade II* Listed property in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, set within a Repton landscape, with a two-acre walled kitchen garden dating from the 1750. The house has evolved considerably over time, with alterations made by various occupants over the last four centuries. In order for the house to provide modern, family living accommodation, significant alterations and improvements were required.
We undertook extensive research into the background of the estate prior to engaging in pre-application discussions with Historic England and Cheshire East Council. Following the lengthy discussions and working closely alongside the Conservation Team at Cheshire East post submission, Walsingham Planning obtained Planning and Listed Building Consent in 2016 for the reconfiguration of the living accommodation on the ground and first floors of the main and Queen Anne House and the erection of a new two storey courtyard atrium to the rear complete with a glazed roof and helical staircase.
The approval of these works ensures that Rode Hall continues to function as a modern family home, despite the challenges thrown up by the building’s heritage status, configuration and appearance.