Approval for barn conversion to dwelling achieved with Part Q permitted development

Posted By Jon Sewell-Rutter

May 30th, 2019

We’re pleased to have just received notification of approval of this small barn conversion project from Lewes District Council.

The barn sits alongside another project of ours in rural East Sussex, which was completed as a holiday let in 2011 and has been popular with visitors ever since.

Supported by our planning consultants, we have leveraged Part Q of the General Permitted Development Order to secure Prior Approval for the conversion work to form a dwelling.  In order to comply, Dwell has designed a scheme which creates habitable living spaces without requiring structural alteration to the existing building.  Lightweight slate roofing replaces existing corrugated sheeting, and openings within the building have been designed to avoid structural strengthening, ensuring compliance whilst creating great living spaces.

The proposal provides two double bedrooms, a bathroom, and open-plan kitchen and living space, all benefitting from the countryside views.  We’re looking forward to starting on the next phase of work!