Councillors overrule SDNPA

Slatey Barn, Langford Farm
The Chichester Observer reports that:

An application to turn a deteriorating barn at Langford Farm, in Lavant, into a home, was recommended for refusal by planners, who said they considered the building to be a heritage asset. The South Downs National Park Authority was not satisfied there was sufficient evidence to demonstrate an essential need for a rural worker to live on the site, as was proposed. However, councillors disagreed, saying it was a good use for the building, which was falling into disrepair and was no longer an asset to the farm in its current state. .. Councillors overturned the officers’ recommendation and voted in favour of the scheme.