Planning Permission granted for a Self Build Barn Conversion in Bedfordshire.

Prior notification for change of use from an Agricultural building to a dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) was approved in August 2015.

Following this a full planning application for conversion of the barn to form dwellinghouse and erection of a detached car barn was approved in March 2016.  This application included a new roof to accommodate a first floor in the dwelling.  Work was commenced and this approval remains extant.

A new full planning permission has now been granted including a modest increase in the roof height, the addition of a porch, rearrangement of doors and windows following internal rearrangement and removal of dormer windows. These revised proposals provide a four bedroom layout at first floor level. The scheme also includes a significant improvement to the proposed building insulation together with a traditional masonry chimney stack. The previously approved scheme for a car barn is replaced by proposed new detached double garage.

The Council concluded that significant weight must be afforded to the extant permission for the conversion of this barn. The main difference is the consented new roof was to be a chalet design,
whereas this proposal is for a full two-storey dwelling but only 1 metre higher than the consented scheme. The Local Plan policy criteria are complied with, with the consented scheme not being significantly different to the proposal in this instance.  They also concluded that the design and form of the proposals are acceptable and will not be harmful to the visual amenity of the locality or to neighbour amenity.

The project team included JRT Architectural Design Ltd for the design, and Associated Surveying Consultants for the Topographical Survey.

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