Pro Vision secures change of use of former poultry shed in rural area to three homes

28th June, 2018

A former chicken shed on the outskirts of Kings Worthy is set to be converted into housing.

The change of use of the poultry building at North Winchester Farm was allowed by Winchester City Council under permitted development rights available to convert redundant agricultural buildings.

Pro Vision designed the scheme on behalf of the landowner, the Humphreys Partnership. Plans include sub-dividing the barn into three dwellings with new internal walls, windows, doors and roof.  

There will only be minor changes to the external appearance with the installation of new rooflights, external timber cladding to the blockwork walls and new lightweight composite roof panels. There is an existing vehicular route and access to Stoke Charity Road..

Built in 1990, the former poultry building was used for free range and barn egg production until April 2017.  Richard Osborn, senior planner at Pro Vision, said: “The closure of the poultry business at North Winchester Farm in 2017 as a result of changes within the industry, meant alternative uses for the building had to be considered.

“The proposal at North Winchester Farm is an exciting project that is fully compliant with the Government’s objectives to make more efficient use of redundant farm buildings and comfortably met all the required tests.”