Listed building consent planning consultants New Forest National ParkNew Forest National Park Authority: Pure Town Planning are pleased to announce that we have just secured listed building consent for the installation of a replacement internal staircase within a Grade II listed curtilage building situated near Ringwood within the New Forest National Park.

The property, which is an attractive Victorian farmhouse dating from 1876, is situated with the grounds of the 15th century Bisterne Manor and is used as a residential care home by the Stable Family Home Trust who provide high quality residential accommodation for young adult children with learning disabilities. The building, which was converted into its current use in 1980, has eight bedrooms, a large lounge, kitchen/dining room, four bathrooms and a large secluded garden to the rear.

The proposed development consisted of the replacement of the existing sub-standard internal staircase dating from the 1970’s which had a narrow tread and very steep incline, which often made it difficult to use by ambulant disabled occupiers and visitors to the building.  Therefore the new staircase, which was designed by Design and Development Associates, increases tread width and substantially reduces the incline to improve the accessibility of the upper floor for all users of the building.

Upon hearing the news that listed building consent had been granted the Stable Family Home Trust were delighted and their Deputy CEO Colin Waters stated:

“We have used Pure Town Planning for two successful planning applications and have another two in the pipeline with them. I have been very impressed by the professional and courteous service they provide as well as their excellent presentation skills and superb customer support. They have taken the time to understand the work we do in order to prepare some very impressive submissions.”

At Pure Town Planning we love to give back to the local community so if you’re a local charity and in need of some planning advice, or perhaps you’re taking part in a fundraising event for a worthy cause and are collecting sponsorships, feel free to get in touch with us – call us on 01202 585524 or email  or even pop in and see us for a coffee to find out how we may be able to help.