The client had within a 2 acre holding, a recently built steel frame building housing Daisy the cow and other agricultural items. They approached us in the early days of what is today Class Q Permitted Development allowing change of use/conversion from agricultural building to residential dwelling. The brief was to get prior approval for the conversion to provide a low cost to convert barn so that the house could be sold off and reduce the amount of borrowing. We proposed a simple timber frame infill conversion with a mostly open plan layout. A simple ‘pod’ boot room and w.c in one corner to provide a buffer from the farm to the dwelling and two bedrooms split by a bathroom. The first application was refused for not meeting the legislation, but was quickly re-submitted when the government issued new guidance and approved.
Date: July 2015
Status: Under Construction
Location: Adsborough, Somerset [Taunton Deane Borough Council]
Services: Measured Survey, Architectural Design, Class Q Permitted Development & Building Regulation Package