PARISH councillors raised concerns when retrospective permission was sought for the change of use of former barns.
The application was put forward at Brook Farm, Crimes Lane, Beeston by Sue and Matt Marsden.
For the Marsdens, Bunbury based architects John E Edwards told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council that during the last two years they had refurbished the whole of the farm, particularly the main house and a listed barn.
They were now seeking a change of use of part of a range of brick outbuildings, within the Beeston Conservation Area, to provide garaging and a gardener’s store on the ground floor with a games room, a small kitchenette and bar and a shower room on the first floor.
Beeston Parish Council suggested the scale of the accommodation would appear to be beyond the reasonable domestic needs of the applicants and pointed out the plans were another retrospective application.
No objections were raised by neighbours provided they were not affected by the use of the buildings.
Planning officers accepted the barns were already in use in connection with the occupation of Brook Farm and would not be extended.
Planning permission was agreed.