CONVERSION OF agricultural BARN INTO A FAMILY HOME,
AMPNEY CRUCIS, NEAR CIRENCESTER
The site containing the barn is a rural farm setting located between Barnsley and Cirencester. The location is on the edge of the Cotswolds AONB and the surrounding land largely consists of agricultural and some equestrian uses.
The client was seeking to convert two agricultural barns, that are joined together, one with a traditional pitched roof which will be demolished and the other a curved Dutch barn roof into a family home, .
MDP advised the client of the best approach for the development and conducted. MDP submitted a Pre-Application Advice Application, followed by a Full Planning Application. Since the barns are located on land designated as AONB, they were not viable for applications via the Class Q Permitted Development route.
The local Planning Authority’s Adopted Plan would not be supportive of the proposal, however MDP persuaded officers to approve the barn in light of an emerging plan policy would alter the type of barn acceptable for conversion.
The Local Planning Authority concurred with the views set out in the pre-application submission and approved the scheme in advance of the adoption of the new Local Plan.
The development will be constructed of materials of a type, colour, texture and quality that will be appropriate to the site and its surroundings. With the addition of thoughtful landscaping the development is designed to seamlessly settle into the environment and complement the surroundings.
The design of the home is intended to be distinctive and yet practical and sustainable for the long term. Semi-inverted living makes use of the views and the addition of practical, well-designed spaces future proof the property for the family.
MDP are delighted to have gained planning permission for this development and are now working with an architect to deliver this project for the client.