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Action Taken Against ‘Vandalism’ of Barn

by Paul Addison on December 6, 2018 No comments

The owner of a barn in Maulds Meaburn will be served an enforcement notice from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) for straying from plans that received planning permission.

Amid conditions, in 2016, Snowdrop Barn was approved by the planning committee to be converted into a home.

Per the national park, unapproved works such as sandblasting of the exterior and repointing with a pink mortar, have been conducted the barn.

Conditions have not been discharged for the following

  • archaeology,
  • protected species,
  • surface water,
  • landscaping

The committee was told by a resident of Maulds Meaburn, Judith Fraser, that initially the village embraced the “sensitive” conversion, however the unauthorised works had “radically” altered the appearance of the barn.

Julie Martin, member champion for cultural heritage at the park authority, said:

“I think it’s fair to describe the way in which this development has taken place as a truly shocking act of vandalism. Maulds Meaburn is an outstanding village in landscape and historic environment terms. The barn is on its northern edge and is a key part of the setting of the village and conservation area.”

“The work is seriously damaging the area’s historic assets”

Added Julie.

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Paul AddisonAction Taken Against ‘Vandalism’ of Barn

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