Plans to turn agricultural buildings in Ottery St Mary into two houses have been refused by planning officers.

Halls Farm Higher at Metcombe Ottery St Mary wanted to change the use of agricultural buildings to two houses. 

The farm building has been used for storage and livestock housing in bad weather. Read the full application on the EDDC planning website.

The planning application was refused by officers on four points; "the demolition of two buildings and the partial demolition of a third building would exceed what is reasonably necessary to carry out the building operations needed for the buildings to function as a dwellinghouse."

Other points indicated The proposed dwellings would be positioned where they would be in close proximity to an existing cattle shed to the east and a machinery shed to the north. The proposed vehicular and pedestrian access is unsatisfactory.

The fourth point was that the proposed floor plan indicates that the living area and bedroom of the smaller dwelling would not receive adequate natural light because of the proximity of the existing machinery shed and cattle barn.