Planning application for Bridgend Farm

A planning application has been submitted to convert Bridgend Farm on Northern Road into offices. The farm buildings have lain derelict for some years.

The Bridgend Farm site consists of a farmhouse, derelict summer house, stone outhouse and steading buildings on a 4.89 acre site, the proposed office would be on a site area of approximately half an acre. The applicant has said that the summer house, stone outhouse and steading will be the subject of separate planning applications.

The farmhouse itself is said to be in a poor state of repair, having been unoccupied for a number of years. The applicant says it will require a “high level of renovation and modernisation”. It is category C listed building. The slate roof will be repaired and the external harling would be replaced with a new render finish approved by the planning department and Historic Scotland.

The windows need replaced and would be with mock sash and case double glazed units. The existing porch is in need of replacement and the developer has committed to replace it with a new porch of the same style to provide a focal point on the front of the building.

The conversion would create six offices, a meeting room and employee facilities.

The steading buildings are said to be in a “dangerous state of disrepair”.

The intention is to convert the farmhouse into offices for Monarch Developments, which is a small local building company with about 20 employees. The business says it needs to relocate “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

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