STAFFORDSHIRE: Councillor granted planning permission by own authority
Photo by Staffordshire LDR Kerry Ashdown.
A councillor has been given the green light by fellow members to convert two barns into a house.
The proposal for Bank Farm in Back Lane, Croxton, near Eccleshall, had to be considered by Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee because the applicant is Councillor Jeremy Pert.
The two barns will be connected with a glazed link to form the three-bedroom house and the plans also include a new septic tank, ground source heating systems and new access and parking off the B5026.
Planning officers had recommended the application for approval. And committee members unanimously passed the plans at a meeting on Friday (October 29).
Councillor Marnie Phillips said: These are buildings in dire need of renovation and it will only enhance the area.”
A report to the planning committee said: “The proposed scheme is considered to be a viable and sustainable re-use of the buildings. The buildings are considered to be of substantial construction and capable of conversion without any significant alterations and although a modest extensions is proposed this is not considered to erode the character of the site or its surroundings.”
Words: Kerry Ashdown, Local Democracy Reporter
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