Plans have been submitted to turn a barn in Northaw into five new homes.

The proposal has been submitted by Wyldecrest Parks Management Limited, and would see an agriculture barn at Park Farm in Northaw Road West turned into the properties.

According to the plans, all five homes would come with their own kitchen, lounge and bathroom, but two of the properties at the front of the building would be two-bedroom, while the three at the rear are one-bedroom.

Each property would also have its own garden, while 12 car parking spaces - two for each home and two for visitors - are also part of the plans.

The barn was built in 2007, and according to the application the building is suitable to house the properties.

"The building is of relatively modern construction and is in sound structural condition," reads the planning statement.

"The existing building is sound and suitable for conversion without the need for major structural alterations or repairs.

"As part of the conversion it is proposed to replace the existing fibre cement roof sheets with a new roof covering to bring the structure into line with current building regulations.

"The current roof structure is considered capable of withstanding the additional load with only some modest alterations.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The barn at Park Farm can be seen in the background.The barn at Park Farm can be seen in the background. (Image: Google Maps)

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"It is also proposed to insert windows into the existing openings within the barn and to retain the rural character.

"It has, therefore, been concluded that the building is considered capable of accommodating the works required in order for it to comply with current building regulations without the need for substantial remedial works.

"The proposed works are considered to be reasonably necessary for the building to function as a dwelling house."

According to the Wyldecrest Parks Management Limited website, the business is "committed to providing retired and semi-retired people with affordable and attractive homes on mobile home parks, where they can live comfortably in a tranquil and secure environment".

They also claim to be the "largest residential park and holiday home operator in the UK", having been founded in Romford, Essex, back in 2001.