Erwarton Hall Farm Yard
Client: JRH Veenbaas & Co.
LPA: Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council
Boyer has submitted a planning application for the conversion, restoration and extension of historic farm buildings to provide five dwellings.
The site located in Erwarton village in Suffolk, forms a complex of farm buildings, historically associated with neighbouring listed Erwarton Hall and gatehouse. The farmstead was originally conceived as a model farm complimentary to the neighbouring hall however, the site has been separated from the hall and in separate ownership for a number of years. The farmstead has evolved over time as agricultural practices have changed, with some of the original buildings being lost and others in a state of disrepair. Larger, modern farm buildings occupy part of the site and are visually intrusive so their removal will be of significant benefit.
The proposals seek to reinstate the traditional farmstead courtyard setting and to ensure the long-term future of the barns. The result is a scheme that we believe responds well to the character of the local area, providing a comprehensive and sensitive redevelopment, which will enhance the site and the setting of the neighbouring heritage assets and valued landscape.
This is an interesting project with heritage and landscape considerations and has involved significant discussion with the Local Authority planning officers, and statutory consultees.
Image: VRH Veenbaas and Co.