There was extensive planning history relating to this building which formed part of a wider curtilage listed courtyard of farm buildings.  Whilst permission has been granted for other buildings for alternative uses this 'Bothy' had a more chequered past with previous planning and listed building applications refused and enforcement and prosecution proceedings being raised as a real prospect.  Circumstances meant that those proceedings came to a halt but there was still unauthorised work at the building.

All these years later this issue was still causing problems when the adjacent house was to be sold with The Bothy but of course these outstanding planning issues were a problem.  As such RCC were instructed to work with a heritage consultant to prepare and submit these retrospective applications to try and resolve this issue once and for all.  We were therefore extremely pleased when the council agreed with our robust case that no harm had been caused by the works undertaken and that the permissions were granted.