18 Jul Planning Permission granted in Titchfield Common
Planning permission has been granted by Fareham Borough Council for the change of use of a site comprising a detached dwelling and ‘locally-listed’ barn to a mixed use for residential/respite foster care. The application also included some alterations to fenestration in the barn.
The applicants had provided respite foster care for children for many years in the main house, but wished to increase the number of children that could stay at the site. This was best achieved by converting the former agricultural barn to residential occupation. The Council advised the intensification of this use would result in a change of use of the whole site.
BJC successfully addressed the Council’s concerns regarding the potential for the barn to be used as a dwelling separate from the main house. A S.106 unilateral undertaking was submitted to the Council to restrict the use of the barn either to its stated purpose or to a use incidental to the enjoyment of the main dwellinghouse.