PLANS to demolish agricultural buildings behind a Grade II Listed farmhouse on Green Belt land at Croft and replace them with a single dwelling have been approved by planners.
The proposal involves the conversion of agricultural buildings to create a residential dwelling and associated works including demolition at Barrow Farm in Croft.
The application site consists of a cluster of former agricultural buildings at Barrow Farm, Kenyon Lane. The site is located in the Green Belt.
The proposed development involves the conversion of an existing farm building into a single dwelling, including a single-storey rear extension to provide a kitchen and a detached carport to the front of the property. A number of existing farm buildings would also be demolished.
The barn to be converted is of red brick construction with a dual-pitch roof. The proposed dwelling would be two storey with four bedrooms. A large parking area would be provided to the front of the dwelling which would utilise the existing vehicular access from Kenyon Lane. The proposed carport would be of timber and brick construction with a dual-pitch roof. The carport would be located to the west of the house close to some of the remaining farm buildings.
A similar development was previously approved at the site for the conversion of the barn into two dwellings.
Amended plans were negotiated and submitted by the applicant and have resulted in changes to the original submission, which can be summarised as:
Reduction in the proposed number of dwellings from two to one
Relocation of extension to northern elevation and carport to west of southern elevation
Removal of proposed roof lights
Reduction in the scale of proposed windows
Alteration of proposed facing materials to extension
Removal of proposed new vehicular access from Kenyon Lane
There were no objections to the development which has been approved under delegated powers by Warrington Borough Council planners.