Agenda item

Full Application - Conversion of field barn into dwelling at Barkers Barn, Moor Lane, Elton (NP/DDD/0823/0974, AN)



Item 14 was presented and discussed at the same time as Item 15, but the votes were taken separately.  Please see the full minute detail 28/24 below.


Some Members had visited the site the previous day.


The report was presented by the Planning Officer, who set out the reasons for refusal as detailed in the report.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:


·         Colin Swindell, Elton Parish Council, Supporter

·         Sarah Foster, Agent


This application is for a Grade 2 Listed building in a poor state of repair that is a prominent and isolated building and any development of it would have an impact on the landscape.  Concerns were expressed over the lack of structural information provided and it would be difficult to make a decision without this information.  The building is a ruin because it has been neglected over time.  It was felt a better plan for the future of this barn could be found.  There may be grant funding available to repair the building.  The Members were sympathetic to the re-purposing of this building however the current plan was not up to a Grade 2 listed standard.


A motion to approve the application, was moved and seconded but not voted on. 


The motion to approve the application was withdrawn and a motion to defer the application in order to allow for further discussions between the Applicant and Officers to take place was proposed.  These discussions to include consideration of alternative uses for the barn, better use of the interior space and for more appropriate materials to be used.  Further information including a structural engineers report was requested so that Members have as much information as possible to make an informed decision.


A motion to defer the application for the reasons outlined above was proposed, seconded, put to the vote and carried.




That the application be DEFERRED to allow for a structural report to be provided and discussions with the Applicant and Officers to take place to establish what was necessary to secure the future use of the building. 






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