Historic Barns SPG
This page provides information about Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on appropriate uses for historic barns.
Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) is produced by the Borough Council to provide extra guidance on and the interpretation of Local Plan policies.
The Appropriate Uses for Historic Barns SPG was adopted on 15 March 1994.
- to outline the historic and architectural features of the barn
- to set out the hierarchical process for considering appropriate uses for a barn, firstly agricultural uses, secondly non-agricultural uses (excluding residential) and thirdly residential use
- to provide detailed design guidance on the implications of conversion.
- the retention of barns in agricultural and other appropriate uses will always be encouraged as a first principle
- a very high degree of architectural skill is needed in conversion, particularly for residential.
- Policy Co 3 has been updated in the Reigate & Banstead Borough Local Plan 1994 Proposed First Alteration 2000, and should be read in conjunction with this SPG.
- There is no longer a requirement for rural buildings to be redundant. Industrial or commercial use is favoured rather than residential use, as the former uses can contribute to the rural economy and would help safeguard the character of the building.
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Last updated : 29/04/2009