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Grand design revealed for redundant barn

A large disused barn near Dymock will get a new lease of life as a house if Forest of Dean planners approve the bid.

Applying for prior approaval as an agricultural building, applicant Rob Mann has asked planners to give the go-ahead on a project which will convert the large barn into a three-bedroom house with integral workshop and offices.

Roseland is on Leominster Road, close to Dymock Grange Golf Club, and sits on a five-acre site which is already the address for a four-bedroomed detached home. The steel-framed barn, which sits in an area used for agriculture for more than 50 years, is the focus of the project.

A design and access statement from Cornerstone Architecture, based in Arligham, said that while planning restrictions dictate that total floor space of an existing building or buildings changing use under Class Q within an established agricultural unit should not exceed 450 square metres for larger dwelling units, the total floor space comes to 381 square metres.

It added: "Externally the barn is to be minimalist in design with timber cladding to imitate existing barn look and modern doors and glazing under a corrugated metal roof which is commonly found on agricultural barns, meaning it's going to retain its original image.

"Internally, a cavity wall built to modern standards providing the required insulation. On the ground floor, a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area for socialising, a large main entrance with stairs to the upper floor, a disability accessible ground floor bedroom with an accessible wet room."

Finishing off the ground floor, specification would include a large workshop and stairs leading to an office area above.

"On the second floor," the reports stated, plans would include, "a grand, master bedroom with an ensuite and a walk in wardrobe, a landing with stairs leading to (the) ground floor, past the landing a hall and two king-size bedrooms and a bathroom, beyond which is an office accessible through the workshop."

The report concluded: "The design principles are based on a 21st century design and standards with materials readily found in the local vicinity and the aim to produce a distinctive and unique look whilst improving 21st century living conditions for the client by reutilising the existing space as well as bringing life and use back to the redundant barn."

An consultation from the County Council on the proposal suggested the bid is within highway safety considerations but has stipulated the inclusion of secure cycling storage facilities.

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