PLANS have been submitted to build a new home on the site of a collapsed barn.

Allerdale Borough Council has received an application to build a single dwelling at Scales Farm on Ellerbeck Barn in Brigham.

If approved, the home will be built on the site of a collapsed sandstone barn.

The agent for the application Edwin Thompson said: “The property was not suited for modern farming operations, and it was dis-used for several years and used just as occasional agricultural storage. However, after collapsed the property came into disrepair.

“There are two other barns on the site, an open sided hay barn, and a single storey stable subject to current residential conversion.”

Edwin Thompson said that the new dwelling will have an identical width, length and height to the original barn.

The applicant intends to create a single four bedroom dwelling with three rooms on the ground and a single room on the first floor allowing the large upstairs rooms to function as the main living area.

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A spacious double garage will be created by an internal partition on the ground floor.

The design will be in-keeping with a traditional agricultural barn with the same slate roofing used on the original structure.

A new parking area will be created in the North side of the plot for the small barn, the parking for the large barn will be in the form of garages inside of the proposed dwelling.

Allerdale Borough Council’s Environmental Health department has asked that a number of conditions be placed on the application if approved including that a remediation scheme is submitted and implemented and that any unexpected contamination is reported.

This is due to the development site being within agricultural land.

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