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Approved: Repair of ruin for rural florist

Horticultural building for West Country flower grower

We are delighted that planning permission has just been granted for the creation of a building to be used by a local artisan florist and flower farmer, Georgie Newbery.

Georgie runs Common Farm Flowers, a flower farm between Wincanton and Bruton in Somerset. They grow cut flowers and wild flowers and they are also a florist who send bouquets by post, as well as providing floristry for weddings, funerals, events and workplaces.

Common Farm are also well known for their workshops which are run all year round. These are run both from the site and online. The new building will provide Georgie and her team with a new facility from which to run workshops and talks. It will also have space for potting up, arranging, bouquet making, sheltering from the rain and making cups of tea.

Although the existing building has seen better days and is currently all but derelict. Rather than demolishing the structure, however, Georgie plans to reuse and recycle the ruin. This an environmentally responsible approach which is fitting for a such a sustainable business. The proposal includes a new roof and a large lean-to extension to the rear. We are confident that with a little TLC, the building can be transformed.

Whatever your project, we can help you navigate an increasingly complex system. We can advise initially on what might be possible and then prepare and submit your application. We have an excellent track record and a good network of other specialists, such as architects, surveyors or ecologists, to provide plans or supplementary reports if required.

Please contact use via email ( or on the phone (01963 371180 or 0789 4020735) if you think we can help.

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