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.
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.
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
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.