Our client had built a stable block for horses, but due to unforeseen circumstances was no longer able to use the property for that purpose. An application to convert the building into a holiday letting unit was refused and we were advised on whether or not to conduct an appeal. Upon assessing the relevant policies it was agreed that an appeal would be worthwhile. The Planning Inspector allowed the appeal indicating that the proposed conversion fell within policy guidelines, and that the building was capable of conversion without harming visual or residential amenities. This indicates that the relevant conversion polices apply to newer buildings as well as older farm buildings.

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