Posted: Wed 16th Mar 2022

Plans to turn former Brynford village hall into holiday accommodation approved

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 16th, 2022

Proposals to turn a former Flintshire village hall into holiday let accommodation have been approved. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A planning application was submitted to Flintshire Council in September last year to change the use of the Old Hall in Brynford, near Holywell. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The building was originally constructed in the early 1850s as a school room to serve the neighbouring Church of St Michael before later becoming a village hall. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

However, the property is currently empty and said to be in a poor condition. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Permission has now been given for it to be turned into a two-bedroom holiday let after a similar scheme was previously rejected because of concerns about the impact on the Grade II-listed church and parking issues. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a statement accompanying the latest proposals, an agent acting on behalf of applicant Charles Cogger said: “The Old Hall is empty and in a poor and deteriorating state of repair. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The design principles behind the proposal are clear – to convert the Old Hall to a sustainable and beneficial use which will secure its future in a manner which respects and reflects the importance of the listed building of the Church of St Michael and its setting. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The Old Hall will be refurbished to provide a two-bedroom unit for holiday let use. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“In order to accommodate a second bedroom, it is proposed to insert a mezzanine floor in the western range. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It is contended that the proposals have no adverse effect on the value of the heritage asset, indeed by contributing to a sustainable use for the Old Hall which falls within the setting of the church, will clearly strengthen it.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The agent said the concerns raised regarding the previous application had been addressed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The proposals were approved by planning officers from the local authority using delegated powers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here). ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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