BGA Architects Ltd. 
 
50 Regent Street 
Newtownards 
Co. Down  
Northern Ireland 
BT23 4LP 
 
Architects 
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The company is  
registered in  
Northern Ireland  
under the company  
number - NI60893 
 
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PPS21 Planning
Have you an old stone structure like this on your land, if so there could be planning potential to convert it into a house under the new Planning Policy PPS21. 
Barn Conversion Plan
PPS 21 CTY 4
Planning in the Countryside
We lodged replacement dwelling planning application under PPS21 where the existing stone structure was retained and appropriately incorporated into the scheme. 
 
We worked closely with the Craigavon Division of the Planning Service to sympathetically retain and regenerate the existing structure whilst adding new accommodation which is both modest and in keeping with the rural character of the area yet providing adequate modern day living standards. 
 
Our initial concept was retain the existing structure with a small glazed entrance linking the old to a new simple pitch roof form containing habitable accommodation as illustrated in the enclosed booklet. 
 
We believe that such an approach not only promotes the survival of rural tradition buildings in Northern Ireland but encourages them to be part of everyday life, in essence a ‘sense of joy’ instead of a ‘sense of loss’. 
 
For more information on PPS21 please click here. 
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