Planning • 

Lower Halstead Farm – Planning Approved

Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA) has secured planning permission for a full interior remodelling and extension of the farmhouse at Lower Halstead Farm in the rural village of Thurstonland, Huddersfield.

Working on behalf of Scott Hall, the project will see the ground floor of the farmhouse extended to modernise the internal layout and create larger living space. The facade will also be altered to create a more contemporary aesthetic look.

The garage is set to be demolished to make way for a large, glazed entranceway and a new 74m2 zinc clad single storey extension, that will accommodate open plan, flexible living space. A seamless glazed link will be installed to connect the extension to the existing farmhouse.

As the property sits within an idyllic green belt setting, the development has been carefully designed to meet with the aesthetic requirements of the owners without compromising the surrounding landscape.

James Whipp, Architectural Technician at Martin Walsh Architectural, comments: “Although the planning process on green belt land can often be problematic, we successfully demonstrated that our design vision not only met with the owners need for additional space but remained sympathetic to the surrounding environment.

“This development may be small in scale, but the finished project will utilise natural light and a larger layout to create a contemporary and spacious living area that is complemented by tremendous views of Holme Valley.”

As the property sits within an idyllic green belt setting, the development has been carefully designed to meet with the aesthetic requirements of the owners without compromising the surrounding landscape.   

James Whipp

Architectural Technician