Our Planning Team were instructed to prepare a planning application, and subsequent appeal, for the conversion and extension of a former bull pen to form visitor accommodation.


  • The bull pen and pheasantry buildings are located close to a Grade II* listed building within the South Downs National Park.
  • Our client wanted to convert the buildings to form a self-contained holiday let as an additional source of income for the Estate.
  • The bull pen is in a good state of repair and suitable for conversion, however the pheasantry building required complete replacement.
  • A planning application was submitted for the conversion of the bull pen, replacement of the pheasantry building and a small extension to link the two buildings.
  • The application was refused but a subsequent appeal allowed on the basis of the scheme being of high quality design and there being a need for visitor accommodation within the national park.