PLANS to demolish a grain store and build a house in Britwell Salome have been submitted
PLANS to demolish a grain store and build a house in Britwell Salome have been submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council.
The property would be developed on land west of The Priory.
A design and access statement said: “The grain store consists of six large silos contained within the main brick built building, with oil fired dryers and other ancillary machinery and rooms contained within the corrugated iron-clad ‘extension’ building.
“The building has no architectural merit that would warrant its retention. It is redundant having not been used for grain drying and storage for a few years.
“There is no recognised future use for the building as an agricultural entity.
“Planning permission has been granted for its conversion but this has not proven to be readily converted due to the constraints of the building.”
The existing building is 13 metres high, nearly 40 metres wide and about 18 metres deep and “dominates” the landscape views, including having a “detrimental” effect on the Grade II* listed Priory and outbuildings adjacent.
The district council is set to make a decision by August 29.