Bishops Court Farm

Following the estates subdivision into 9 lots our client purchased lot 1 comprising: 122.77 hectares of agricultural land; Grade 2 listed Farm house; Grade 2 listed granary; former gravel pits restored to lakes; multiple open sided and enclosed agricultural barns and isolated field structures.

The number of buildings originally served 342 hectares and we were brought in to conduct an Estate Review assessing existing and previous uses, access and highways limitations, statutory designations, planning history, relevant national and local policy and potential development opportunities.
As part of a farm diversification scheme whereby the land would continue to be managed by beef 3 residential schemes were proposed and granted by the local authority whilst ensuring enough barn space was retained for lambing and overwintering cattle.

Constraints included the Oxfordshire Green belt, Dorchester on Thames Conservation Area, high potential for archaeological remains, Dyke Hills Scheduled ancient monument, grade 2 listed buildings on site, remains of 13th century tithe barn on site, village green status on the land and numerous public rights of way traversing the site.

Location: Dorchester on Thames
Discipline: Planning, Architecture

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