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Holiday cottage renovation halts as walls collapse
10:12am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
ATTEMPTS to alter a farm building to create a three-bedroom holiday cottage ground to a halt when the roof was removed, leading to the partial collapse of the original walls.
Gary Housden, Ryedale District Council planning chief, told counicllors: “Someone appears to have been rather gung-ho with the roof. Many of the buildings don’t have foundations so when they took the roof off the walls became wobbly.
“The applicants found themselves in possesion of an application that cannot be implemented.”
A report to the planning committee from officials said the site in Wandale Lane, Great Barugh, was between two houses and previously comprised a range of traditional and more modern farm buildings with no residential accommodation.
An application was approved last year to alter a building into a three-bedroom holiday cottage plus an associated two-bed dwelling and cottage – before the walls collapsed.
Officials considered the extent of the collapse and the need for rebuilding resulted in the development no longer being a conversion but a new- build scheme.
The committee, with one vote against, agreed to a new application for a change of use, alteration and part re-building of the buildings to a three-bed holiday cottage and the associated two-bed dwelling and office accommodation with staff facilities plus storage for the agricultural and forestry business operating there.