When I undertake site appraisals for the adaptive reuse of agricultural buildings I come across three main briefs:
Often traditional barns have suffered from neglect but are usually not beyond repair. This is especially the case with masonry structures, which are a little less prone to structural decay. Many structural issues evident in barns stem from either design issues with the original structure itself or from ad-hoc alterations and inappropriate repairs. More recently there has been an increase in the number of metal-framed structures being converted to dwellings.
Under Part Q of the General Permitted Development Order, the Prior Approval route allows certain conversions to be exempt from the requirement for obtaining Planning Permission.
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