Plans have been approved to convert three old farm buildings into modern houses in the Ribble Valley countryside.

Mr Oliver Wood sought permission from Ribble Valley Borough Council to convert the existing farmhouses and barns at Tan Yard Farm in Ribchester Road, Hothersall.

The plans show extensive remodelling and refurbishment to the existing buildings to create modern living spaces while reflecting the natural features of their past use.

Lancashire Telegraph: The proposed plans for the development at Tan Yard FarmThe proposed plans for the development at Tan Yard Farm (Image: John Bridge)

The proposal was accepted by the council on November 30 and work can now get underway.

A design and access statement submitted to the council laid out the changes to be made to the farmhouse and two barns of differing sizes.

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For the farmhouse, it said: “A two-storey front, rear, and side extension is proposed, which creates additional bedrooms and a modern living space to the rear to take advantage of the rural views.

“In addition, an extension to the existing lean to, offering a garage to the existing dwelling.”

Lancashire Telegraph: The current state of the farmhouse alongside the proposalsThe current state of the farmhouse alongside the proposals (Image: John Bridge)

For the small barn, it said: “To remodel and refurbish the existing structure into a new dwelling, careful planning has been done to utilise the existing openings and incorporate them into the new floor plan.

“A new front extension is proposed to offer an obvious frontage to the dwelling, which also adds contemporary features, designed to give minimal impact through the use of mirrored glazing to reflect the greenery surrounding the structure.

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“The rear dormer and extension is designed to contrast the existing structure, to allow the natural stone and barn features to be celebrated. Therefore, contrasting materials are proposed, such as timber and aluminium cladding.”

Lancashire Telegraph: How the small barn will lookHow the small barn will look (Image: John Bridge)

Finally, the proposals for the large barn said: “New opening for windows and rooflights, allowing natural light into the key living spaces.

“The floor plans work around the existing structure, adding in new internal walls to create the main kitchen/dining/lounge space with feature vaulted height and the four bedrooms at first floor level.”

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The statement continued: “Both new barn dwellings are proposed with front/rear gardens and have access to new detached double/triple garages for parking and storage.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Each of the houses will have access to a detached garageEach of the houses will have access to a detached garage (Image: John Bridge)

The development is located around two miles from the centre of Longridge and around eight miles from Preston city centre.

Planning bosses approved the plans subject to a number of conditions which can be seen on the decision notice online.

To review the proposals or comment on them visit the council’s planning website.

Work must begin on the site within the expiration date of three years.