Roseneath Farm, Ripe


My family recently inherited a small 1950’s built bungalow, some derelict farm buildings and about 6.5 acres of grazing land.

Turner & Hoskins Architects were commissioned for architectural design work and obtaining planning permission for four new residential properties on the site. Tim Hoskins was the managing architect for the commission. He has successfully guided us through the process of gaining planning permission to replace the bungalow with a detached four bedroom house, converting some of the barns into a four bedroom residence around a court yard and demolishing an old barn and replacing it with two small cottages.

This site, being inside a conservation area, needed various specialist surveys before the application for planning permission could be submitted.  Turner & Hoskins Architects gave us a great deal of advice about the consultants needed for the specialist surveys.  Once the architectural design was complete and the planning process had started Turner & Hoskins Architects assisted with queries and even attended a Parish Council meeting to answer questions from the committee. In the later stages of the project they handled all the communications and queries raised by the local planning authority.

The work was undertaken in a spirit of cooperation, Turner & Hoskins Architects being extremely friendly and approachable. Work took place at one time out of normal working hours to expedite the design work.  We did not receive any unexpected charges. We have no hesitation recommending Turner & Hoskins Architects for architectural design work and dealing with planning applications.  We were given outstanding service and advice throughout.



Rosemary, Daphne, Richard



A comment from the Architects

Usually, we write much more, but our Clients have been very generous with their comments.  This was a complex project, undertaken on a redundant farm, within a Conservation Area.  From starting, obtaining the various planning consents took a little over two years, involved five different planning officers and the conservation officer, and saw two significant changes in Local Planning Policy.  Due to the differing Planning Polices for the proposed changes, three planning permissions were required to gain consent for a new four-bedroom house to replace the existing bungalow, conversion of a cluster of stable buildings to form a four-bedroom courtyard barn conversion, and replacement of a concrete barn with two two-bedroom cottages.  We were thrilled to have achieved planning permission, and are incredibly grateful to our dedicated and resolute Clients, without whom……

“We have no hesitation recommending Turner & Hoskins Architects for architectural design work and dealing with planning applications. We were given outstanding service and advice throughout.”