Land off Steyning Road, Ashurst
Batcheller Monkhouse were instructed to submit a planning application for the conversion and extension of two traditional barns in Ashurst.
Our client requested planning advice in relation to the development potential of two traditional brick barns. The barns were not formerly listed but were considered to be of local interest and had historic features that were worthy of maintenance and retention.
The site was located in the countryside and away from any built-up area where development is often resisted. However, the council agreed that the barns could be considered non-designated heritage assets and felt that their ongoing use would make a positive contribution to the local landscape.
We worked proactively with the case officer and conservation officer to agree the finer details and planning permission was granted in December 2020 under delegated powers.