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Is barn set to rise after part of the building collapsed?

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New plans to rebuild a barn, which was previously given the go-ahead to be converted into a holiday home have been lodged with Preston Council after part of the building collapsed and was rebuilt.

Paul Watson Associates, on behalf of owner Bill Hardman, says the new plans are required after the stone outbuilding at Lower Five Barred Gate Farm, Stanalea Lane, Goosnargh, was damaged and required “substantial demolition and rebuild,” which was not allowed under the previously approved plans.

The application’s location comprises the former site of the barn associated with the main house where the outbuilding was granted approval for conversion to a holiday let in 2012 and is situated north of Inglewhite and north west of Whitechapel.

Used as a home until the 1940s, and after that for agricultural use as a livery store - hayloft until the 1960s, plans to turn it into a new home and garage in 1988 were dismissed on appeal. The recently approved plans for the conversion of the barn into a holiday let include a single storey extension at the side, new access driveway, residential curtilage and paddock.

A statement submitted to the council by PWA states that is was during work to convert the barn that part of the building collapsed, “leading to the contractor to remove significant elements of the structure intending to rebuild in accordancwe with the approved plans”.

“For the reason that the external walls were deemed unsafe, the building had to be pulled down and thus this application is to formalise the situation,” the company adds.

It is proposed to rebuild the barn to provide a two storey holiday let with one bedroom, reinstate and re-point the previously existing stone walls, also including a small single extension at the side, new driveway and gate, residential curtilage and paddock and a single garage.

 

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