New Homes Approved For Newborough

The Duchy of Lancaster has secured planning permission for the conversion of existing agricultural buildings at Newborough Hall Farm in Staffordshire into a private residential development of four new family homes. The original listed farmhouse will also be fully refurbished as part of the scheme.

The design proposals focus on the use of traditional materials and vernacular architectural styling to create four individual dwellings with large open living space and substantial gardens to the rear. Supported by Historic England and local Conservation Officers, the development project provides for much-needed housing in one of Staffordshire’s most sought-after villages.

Commenting on the decision, Duchy Head of Project Management Graeme Chalk said: “The Duchy is mindful of the need to bring redundant barns and agricultural buildings back into use wherever possible. Newborough Hall Farm is a very attractive heritage building set in approximately 7.36 acres just off Hollybush Road. We wanted to ensure that any development here was sympathetic to the surrounding local environment, completed to the highest design standard and responded to local market need.

“Newborough is very popular with families and we believe that the proposed scheme will only add to its appeal. We are very pleased that the planning authority has responded so positively to our plans and look forward to taking this forward in due course.”

Newborough Hall Farm is one of 12 historic listed buildings on the Duchy’s Staffordshire Survey which is centred on the Needwood Estate and surrounding ancient woodland. The Needwood Estate has been part of the Duchy of Lancaster since its inception.