Agenda item

Full Application - Change of use of barn to holiday let, and erection of single storey lean-to extension on northern gable at barn to the south of Hole Carr Farm, Longnor (NP/SM1123/1403, PM)


Some Members had visited the site the previous day.


The Planning Officer presented the report and outlined the reasons for refusal.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme.


·         Sarah Foster, Agent


The Members agreed that the site visit had been very worthwhile.  It was felt that the main issue was the landscape impact across the Warslow Moor area where there were extensive views and this is an isolated building so there would be significant impact on the landscape. This impact on the landscape combined with the extent the building needs to be rebuilt, almost becoming a new build, underpins Officer recommendation. It was acknowledged that not all derelict barns can be saved.   


The motion to refuse the application with the addition of the application almost being a new build to the reason for refusal was proposed, seconded, put to the vote and carried.




That the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:


1.    The hard surfacing of the access track, creation of a car parking area, domestic paraphernalia and lighting associated with the proposed use of the barn as a holiday let would cause significant harm to the landscape character of the area, contrary to Core Strategy policies GSP1, GSP2, GSP3, L1, L3 and RT2, Development Management Plan policies DMC3 and DMC10 and the National Planning Policy Framework. The public benefits arising from the development would not outweigh the harm that has been identified.


2.    Insufficient information has been submitted with the application to demonstrate that the development could be carried out without significant re-building of the barn.






13:00pm A motion to continue the meeting past 1pm was moved, seconded, voted on and carried.


13.01pm The meeting adjourned for a short break and returned at 13.10pm.


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