Class Q Prior Approval granted for Change of Use of an Agricultural Building to a Dwelling in Bedfordshire.

The building is a detached single storey steel framed cattle shed with an open frontage facing to the access road. The other three sides of the barn are enclosed with blockwork walls below vertical ‘Yorkshire’ boarding. There is a lean-to flat roofed extension on the southern elevation.

Prior Approval has been granted to convert the barn into a 4-bedroom dwelling. New windows and doors are proposed, together with an upgraded electricity supply, drainage and other services. External elevations will be clad with dark grey profiled metal roof sheeting and new vertical cedar boarding to the eastern and western elevations and anthracite grey horizontal timber boarding on the other two sides.

The application was supported by a Preliminary Contamination Risk Assessment (PRA) and a Site Contamination Risk Assessment (SCA), both prepared by Paddock Geo Engineering.

Following the submission of an additional supporting Highways Technical Note prepared by Rappor, the Council were able to confirm that Prior Approval under Class Q of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) was Granted subject to conditions.

The project team included JRT Architectural Design Ltd for the design and Kempston Surveys (now Survey Solutions) for the Topographical Survey.

Please contact us if we can assist you with Barn Conversion applications.