Devon aparthotel conversion refused planning

George Sell By George Sell
20 February 2019 | Updated 20 February 2019

UK: Planning permission to convert three barns into nine one-bedroom aparthotel units in Ottery St Mary has been refused.

Proposals submitted for a change of use of the agricultural buildings at Ware Farm was refused last week.

The application had been submitted as a permitted development rights (PDR) application, which allows for certain types of work to be carried out without needing to apply for planning permission.

Applicant Feniton Park Ltd hopes to convert three buildings into nine one-bedroom aparthotel units, within use class C. Devon Highways had said it has no objection to the Chineway Hill application.

East Devon District Council refused the plans on the grounds that the current class R did not apply to the buildings. The planning officer added that there was no sufficient evidence to prove the barns were in agricultural use in July 2012.

Ottery Town Council and residents near the farm had also objected to the proposals at a recent planning meeting.

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