Monday, 23 October 2017

Village hall flat plan

PLANS have been drawn up to build a two-bedroom flat above Harpsden village hall.

PLANS have been drawn up to build a two-bedroom flat above Harpsden village hall.

The John Hodge Trust for Harpsden Hall, which owns the building and site, says the flat could be used for a caretaker or a key worker in the village, such as a pre-school teacher or district nurse.

The plans include the creation of an entrance at the rear of the hall with stairs to the flat, which would be built above rooms currently used for snooker and committee meetings. The flat’s roof would line up with the hall’s current roofline.

An area of the grounds outside would be designated for the sole use if the flat occupant. Architects Sedgeman Noble architects, of Wargrave, says: “The proposal has been considered against the setting of the existing rural character of the village and has followed the basic principles of that development.

“Careful detailing and use of materials will ensure that the proposal is integrated into the village fabric and provides a positive contribution to the visual attributes and character of the area.”



The hall was built in 1924 but in the last 10 years has undergone improvements, including new disabled access, kitchen and toilets.



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