Planners reject bid to convert farm buildings into houses

Planners have refused an application seeking permission to convert farm buildings into three houses.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Sunday, 5th January 2020, 1:33 am
File picture from PA
File picture from PA

The change of use application proposing the conversion of two agricultural buildings into a larger dwelling and two smaller dwellings at Fenwick Granary was turned down by Northumberland County Council.

The buildings proposed for conversion comprise stone built barns on the northern edge of the farm steading, the remainder of which is currently subject to a full planning application for conversion to eight dwellings.

Planning officer Jon Sharp, in a report recommending refusal, stated: ‘It is the opinion of the local planning authority that the developer has provided insufficient information in relation to potential contamination to enable the authority to establish whether the proposed development complies with any conditions, limitations or restrictions specified as being applicable to the development in question.’

The application also attracted three representations raising concerns in respect of water supply and access.