Set on the outskirts of Hollington, Staffordshire, Planning & Design Practice Ltd are thrilled that this beautiful stone barn has received planning consent to be turned into a home for the farmers who have lived and worked on this farm for decades. The barn enjoys stunning views across the valley towards Denstone College and Croxden Abbey.
Traditional Stone barns are a feature of the local countryside however at a typical 6m deep they are now not often practical with the invention of modern farming methods and larger herds. The farmers will downsize into the barn allowing the next generation to utilise the Farmhouse. This is a great way to stay on the farm and utilise a beautiful piece of local vernacular.
The barn will have two first floor bedrooms; one with a roll-tub bath in front of the window to enjoy those stunning views. It is the intention of the owners to retain the agricultural feel of the barn and expose the stone where possible. We are really looking forward to seeing this barn transformed into their new home!
Obtaining planning permission can provide you with that dream home in the countryside or maybe the way of life you have always dreamt of.
It can also bring about significant gains and help to maximise the value of your rural property. However, development in the countryside is subject to strict planning controls which can make obtaining planning permission very difficult.
We have vast experience of working on rural projects for homeowners, landowners and farmers in rural areas including rural housing development, barn conversions (both via a planning application and Class Q), farm diversification schemes and tourist accommodation. We can provide you with expert advice on issues to be taken into account prior to submission of your application through to receiving the decision. For a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.