Full planning permission has been granted for conversion of this Bedfordshire barn to a four bedroom family home.

Permission for the conversion was originally granted under the Class Q Permitted Development rights for agricultural barn conversions.

The existing barn is a steel framed building partially enclosed with brick external walls under a corrugated asbestos cement sheet roof.  The building is divided into two bays being partly single storey and partly two storey in height.

The approved plans use the two storey section to create three bedrooms at first floor level and the existing single storey section provides living space at ground floor level.  An additional single storey wing has been approved on the other side of the two storey section to create an l-shaped building.

The principle of a dwelling on this site had been previously established by the approval for the conversion of an agricultural building to a dwellinghouse.  The design of the proposed dwelling together with the modest single storey extension with a pitched roof follows well established place-making principles and will enhance the character and appearance of the area.