Stonecheck Hall Farm, School Lane, Out Rawcliffe, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 6BH

Change of use of Agricultural Barn to Residential at Out Rawcliffe, Preston, Lancashire

Case Study Reference: 11-05-03

Planning Authority: Wyre Council

Planning Reference: 10/00213/FUL and 13/00467/DIS


In order to discharge the contaminated land planning condition attached to the development, Demeter Environmental Ltd were commissioned to prepare a desk study report for the site.

The site comprised of a barn that had previously been used as a milking parlor, a vacant dwelling and an area of concrete hard-standing.

The review of the historical maps indicated that the existing buildings predate the first edition O.S. map (1891), and whilst a number of in-filled ponds were identified in the historical review, the qualitative risk assessment in the desk study discounted these as a credible sources of ground gases.

The report was updated in October 2013 to support a new planning application (13/00467/FUL) with an additional walkover to demonstrate the site had not changed since the original walkover.

The updated report was accepted and a watching brief on the area of concrete hard-standing was accepted.

The desk study report is available via 13/00467/DIS (the Desk Study can be accessed here  and the acceptance of the desk study is here.

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