Lower Edge Barn: The barn at Lower Edge farm is a 19th century combination bank barn which takes advantage of the steep slope of the site to accommodate a number of functions including a mistal or cowhouse, threshing floor and storage either side for grain and hay. While the barn is unlisted, it is attached to the Grade II listed farmhouse and as such decisions relating to its development and alteration must considered in a similar way to a listed building. The owners of the farmhouse bought the property with a view to converting the barn for their daughter and her family.

The conversion will comprise open plan living accommodation on three levels to the ground floor (as the original barn is laid out over three levels to follow the lie of the land), three bedrooms, a bathroom and ensuite to the first floor and a fourth bedroom or home office within a second floor mezzanine. New garaging is to be laid out to reform an earlier farmyard on the end of the range and existing outbuildings are to be converted to provide garden and fuel stores.

The Conservation Officers who have been involved during the consultation process of this project, are keen to see a sensitive yet truly contemporary solution which will act as a benchmark of best practice in the region.

The proposals have recently been submitted for informal comment to the Planning and Conservation Officers who have been involved in the consultation process and, once their comments have been taken into account, will be submitted for Planning Permission.



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