open countryside

Beautiful Barns

Working with planning consultants, Tompkins Thomas Planning, the intention is to convert and rejuvenate these beautiful, but redundant, old barns into a mixture of commercial units and workshops. With plenty of existing features and weathered materials, this building is full of interesting inspiration and unique spaces for us to work with and enhance.  Planning is in for these new proposals and we are currently working with Blackmore Jones Partnership to cost the project and finalise the construction

RRAs Kabloom seedbom full of bee friendly wildflower seeds

Throw & Grow

Win a bouquet in your choice of colour and help the bees 🐝 If you haven’t already used your RRA seedbom, now’s the time. And, if you do not have an RRA seedbom – don’t worry, you can use any bee friendly flower seeds. This is just one of the ways RRA is trying to help the environment and, also, support local business, so as additional encouragement, we are offering a bouquet of flowers for the best picture shared on social media, of

Up To Par

One of Herefordshire’s best known and oldest golf clubs, established in 1896, was recently sold to new owners. RRA architects was appointed to carry out a feasibility study of how the tired club house could be remodelled and refurbished to provide up to date facilities, improve the flow of the building and maximise the commercial viability of the venture. We hope some of our ideas will assist the new owners in realising their ambitions for all the future patrons to

Conversion of typical Dutch Barn to residential dwelling

How To Convert A Dutch Barn

Over the last 10 years, architects and designers have demonstrated the value of the Dutch Barn and, as a result,  local authorities have begun to increasingly recognise the steel-framed Dutch Barns as part of the heritage and chronology of the British landscape. Originally constructed during the depression when materials and budgets were scarce, they were often built using iron railway track for columns, riveted, curved angle iron for roof trusses and curved corrugated iron for roof sheeting. Of little, or no, value

Plans for Beechcroft Holiday Homes in Herefordshire

Holiday Homes Get Approval

RRA  Customers Receive Planning Permission For Holiday Homes “We commissioned RRA to work on our project and design for us a scheme which would be sympathetic to the local Heritage. Alex Whibley and Alex Jones were exceptionally professional in their approach, efficient and responsive to the complexities of the planning rules and we were delighted with the scheme they designed. After much negotiation with RRA support we were successfully awarded planning consent, Thank you Alex and Alex and RRA” Stephanie and Jarrod Clay After

Planning approved in open countryside for earth sheltered eco-house

  This will be the first earth sheltered home, not only located adjacent to an area of outstanding beauty, but located within a wider parkland setting of a landscape designed by Repton. RRA has secured planning permission for a groundbreaking eco-house to be built within the boundaries of the wider parkland setting of a Repton landscape, in the Herefordshire countryside located in Mordiford. After almost 12 months of deliberations, and thanks to RRA’s planning expertise, Herefordshire Council gave the go-ahead

Dutch Barn conversion planning approved

UPDATE: Find out more on recent changes to planning regulations for permitted development for barn conversions.   RRA has secured another ‘open countryside’ planning permission, for a Dutch Barn, located in the parish of Kimbolton. The approved application is a good example of how planning permission can be obtained, within a rural location, especially when the right professional team is selected to deliver a complex planning application. This application is best summed up by Cllr Felicity Norman, who made a statement during

Sustainable House in Open Countryside

This sustainable house is located within a redundant quarry in rural Herefordshire.  , which is another example of how planning permission can be unlocked when you pick the right professional to deliver the project. This is best summed up by our Client, who writes: “Many thanks for taking on our pipe-dream and making it a reality. You saw a chance where all other planning consultants had said it would never happen, but you at least gave it a go and