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01/09/2017

Appeal: England’s second curling rink ‘unacceptable in principle’

Curling rink / Shutterstock: 46381927

An inspector has refused a revised proposal to convert a Berkshire barn into a curling rink after ruling that it would be unacceptable countryside development, despite acknowledging that England’s only other curling rink is also a rural converted barn.

The appeal relates to a large field in the Berkshire countryside, abutted by sizeable residential plots on one side and open fields on the other. The site contains a large concrete-framed brick barn with metal clad sides and roof.

The proposal sought permission to convert the barn into a curling rink by extending it, as well as adding a new access road and a 36-space car park. It was refu.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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