Newton Solney is an attractive,picturesque village in Derbyshire. The village was once an agricultural settlement, but over time it has developed into a commuter village for Derby and Burton, both of which are a short journey away. Situated 2 miles North East of Burton upon Trent, on the southern bank of the river Dove the village is a popular place to live.
Planning Design were able to use our design skills and expertise in restoring and converting agricultural barns into dwellings. The farmstead had 5 barns in varying states of dis-repair to convert into 4 new dwellings with a shared courtyard. Following discussions with the planning and conservation officers, the project received planning consent in August 2015.
The buildings are good examples of agricultural buildings which are no longer required for their original purpose. The site is located in a prominent position on the Newton Solney to Bretby road and a number of the buildings are sited hard up against Newton Lane. This prominent position made the sensitive restoration and conversion of these buildings all the more important.
The proposed conversion scheme restored the buildings and safeguard their long term future. External changes to the buildings were kept to a minimum to ensure that their agricultural character is retained.The traditional red brick buildings will provide 5 attractive homes based around a landscaped, courtyard area.
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