PROPOSALS to turn a barn into a home have been refused.

Eden District Council has turned down an application for the barn adjacent to Rookby Scarth, Winton, Kirkby Stephen.

According to the design and access statement: "The design involves the construction of a new dwelling within the footprint of the existing agricultural barn, therefore there is no increase in scale. Generally, external materials are to be replaced or repaired to ensure good weatherproofing and durability.

"Proposed replacement finished are similar in appearance to existing materials.

"Where materials vary from the existing barn these are intended to be sensitive to the appearance of the existing buildings on site and to recommended materials under local planning guidance."

For information on the application go online to:

Application number: 20/0423.