Chicken shed house refused

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A bid to convert a former chicken shed into dwelling house in Whiting Bay has been refused by North Ayrshire Council planners.

The proposal for the redunant agricultural building at Dippenhead Farm was rejected by planners on the grounds that he existing building is not in an acceptable location or of appropriate scale and character for conversion to a dwellinghouse. It would also have a significant adverse impact on the landscape character of the area, they said.

The application by a couple from Dumfries and Galloway was for the former chicken shed which is located to the west of the A841 at Dippenhead,  west of Pirogue

The design brief was to utilise the existing building in creating a
contemporary three bedroomed home, taking full advantage of the
panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde, and using sustainable
materials and renewable energy technology to minimise the
building’s carbon footprint.

The architects said that by bedding the building into the surrounding landscape they would be transforming an otherwise run down
brownfield site in the countryside into a positive contribution to
the amenity of the area, but this was rejected.