Class Q Prior Approval granted for Conversion of an Agricultural Building to a Four Bedroom Dwelling in Bedfordshire.

The existing building is a detached single storey steel framed barn enclosed on all four sides with blockwork walls below timber and steel cladding.

Prior Approval has been granted to transform the barn into a stunning 4-bedroom dwelling. The project will include the installation of new windows and doors, along with an enhanced electricity supply, drainage and other services. The roof and external walls will be adorned with sleek dark grey profiled zinc standing seam roof sheeting and stylish vertical black corrugated metal cladding, creating a modern and sophisticated look. These will be complemented by a black/grey brick plinth and anthracite grey horizontal timber boarding on the proposed inset walls, adding a touch of elegance to the overall design.

In order to create a beautiful rear garden area, as well as provide convenient parking for three vehicles,  the rear three bays will be demolished. Additionally, an external electric vehicle charging point will be installed to further support sustainable transportation options.

Following confirmation that the proposal will retain the existing footings, steel frame structure including rafters and purlins, and a substantial proportion of the existing external brick walls, 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 required and approved subject to conditions.

The application was supported by a Preliminary Contamination Risk Assessment (PRA) and a Site Contamination Risk Assessment (SCA), both prepared by Paddock Geo Engineering.  Topographic and existing building surveys were provided by Survey Solutions.

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