PLANNING AND DESIGN NEWS: LITTONDALE BARN CONVERSION

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PLANNING AND DESIGN NEWS: LITTONDALE BARN CONVERSION

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The Rural Solutions Planning Team successfully gained planning permission for the change of use of a derelict barn at Stonelands House, Littondale to form a four bedroom family dwelling, with an optional holiday let use.

The barn lies within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is afforded extra protection as a Heritage Asset due to its location within a Conservation Area.

A hybrid Planning & Heritage Statement was compiled to demonstrate that the proposal fulfils local and national policy requirements and complies with the Yorkshire Dales Barn Design Guide.

The application was approved as a delegated decision and avoided the uncertainty of being determined at Planning Committee.

Building work has now started on the Stonelands barn conversion. In preparation for the conversion the Design Team have produced detailed design drawings for the project and will act as the Contract Administrator, working with local building contractor Enoch Harrison to ensure the project runs smoothly.

Great progress has been made so far; the existing slab has been removed, the new proposed floor level set and strip foundations poured. 

APRIL 2019 UPDATE

Work at Stonelands Barn is progressing well. The internal ground floor concrete slab has been laid and the internal blockwork and steelwork has been constructed. 

The National Park Planners have approved the pointing sample and repointing work is about to begin following the erection of the scaffolding. Other external works including the retaining wall have been completed. The new and replacement green oak roof trusses and purlins are being made and the existing roof tiles and timbers are being removed in preparation for the new roof timbers and insulation and the reinstallation of the original stone roof slates. 

Works to the first floor structure can begin once the roof is finished.

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