The Vale of Glamorgan Planning Committee has resolved to grant planning and listed building consent for a development of 16 units on behalf of B&K Future Ltd. The proposals comprise of seven flats provided in the refurbished Grade II listed Tathan Hall, in addition to nine new dwellings.
Committee Members voted unanimously in favour of the proposals at the meeting on 8th February 2018, in turn securing the long-term future of a building identified locally as a County Treasure.
The development will be built by LCB Construction. The new-build dwellings and the refurbishment of Tathan Hall was ably designed by Westfield Architects, with heritage input from the Environmental Design Partnership. The new-build units are subservient to the listed building and of simple and elegant form, befitting of the setting. Further essential input into the applications was provided by Strongs Partnership, Lime Transport and Sylvan Ecology.
Tathan Hall, also known as Balfour House, is a former rectory, associated with the Grade I Listed St Tathan’s Church located immediately to the south of the site. Though it has been altered since, the original main house is of 16th century construction, with a number of original features still in existence. Tathan Hall was listed by virtue of ‘its special architectural interested as an early 19th century rectory of definite character’, and is understood to have been converted into a school in the 1960s, before being converted into flats more recently.
The building has since been vacant for a number of years and has fallen into a state of disrepair, thus the approval of this application is timely, and will allow the reinstatement of a valuable heritage asset in the centre of the village.