Barn Conversion Planning Permission Granted
Richmond Bell Architects were thrilled to learn last week that a barn conversion project in Somerset has received planning permission.
The clients approached RBA last year following their purchase of the disused barns. The barns already had Class Q planning permission for conversion into a residential dwelling, but the new owners wanted to create a more contemporary home that integrated into the surrounding landscape. RBA came up with a design centred around an internal glass walled atrium containing a mature tree. A large amount of glazing opens out from the open-plan kitchen/dining room onto a terrace, further helping to bring the countryside into the house.
The design retained the external characteristics of the original barn, with a timber-clad exterior and a zinc roof. The bays that divide the existing barn will define the internal spaces of the house. The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including a master suite with dressing room and en-suite and a guest suite.
The council also gave permission for an external garage to replace another barn. This will maintain the original farmyard layout.
RBA worked on the project with Atlas Planning, who produced a comprehensive planning statement for Sedgemoor Council.