Hopes of turning barn into home are dashed

Thursday, 6 July, 2017

Hopes of converting and extending a small barn into a new home in Bradfield have been dashed.

The scheme was put forward for a site in Mill Lane but rejected by Tendring District Council (TDC).

It was also strongly opposed by Bradfield Parish Council as overdevelopment of a small building which would be out of proportion with its surroundings.

TDC decided that it was not a sustainable development and the changes would overwhelm the existing structure, eroding the barn-like appearance.

It was considered that it would cause significant harm to the character of the surrounding area which would not be outweighed by any benefits.

With a five year supply of housing land already identified, the development was also seen as unnecessary.

Last updated on: 06/07/2017 - 12:34