AN agricultural barn will be converted into a new home in Hexham.

A planning application was submitted to Northumberland County Council by the agent Doonan Architects Ltd to convert an agricultural barn into residential use at West Peterel Field, Dipton Mill Road, which is situated south of Hexham's town.

The site consists of a rural plot with an existing barn which will be renovated.

The building was found to be fit for renovation in a structural report.

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"All elements of the building will be improved by the proposals to make it a usable dwelling," it concluded.

The application was granted approval on May 22.

The proposed dwelling will comprise one bedroom with accommodation set over one level. The existing building is of traditional brick and blockwork, with a flat corrugated asbestos roof supported by timber joists and purlins.

Works are required to bring the building into residential use, including a new roof, replacement door and windows. The asbestos roof is proposed to be replaced with an insulated corrugated steel roof. The existing joists, concrete floor, and brick and blockwork walls will be retained.

No objections were submitted by consultees including the Highways Authority, the county ecologist, Lead Local Flood Authority or the Environmental Protection Team.

For more information, search reference number 24/01015/AGTRES on the county council's planning portal.