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Jenny Pender has spotted a rundown stable block that appears to tick all of the right boxes for her rural conversion project – but can she obtain planning permission? Mike Dade investigates

PLOT WATCH: Mike Dade investigates

WHO Jenny Pender

WHAT Jenny wants to relocate to a tranquil home in the countryside. She has spotted a semi-derelict stable building which may have the potential to be converted into the home she’s after.

WHERE Warwickshire

Jenny Pender would love to create a new dwelling in a rural location, but for her this doesn’t mean villages or settlement edges – she’s looking for quiet isolation. Such opportunities are few and far between, but an old stable building and its adjacent land situated off a quiet country lane might just provide the opportunity she’s been searching for.

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Build It magazine’s November issue is packed with detailed practical advice & inspiring projects to help you create your dream home. Here’s a taster of what’s inside: • Stunning eco renovation (page 54) • How to get loft conversions right (page 64) • What you need to know about insulating your home (page 70) • 10 design tips for wetrooms (page 85) • Save money by getting your project budget right (page 100) • How to get planning permission in the countryside (page 106) … and more!
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