Council planners have approved the demolition of newer extensions to a historic Ruislip hotel.
Hillingdon Council has given the green light for more recent additions to the Grade II listed The Barn Hotel to be removed.
At a major applications Planning Committee meeting on October 11, the plans were granted, but only for the ability to carry out physical works to the buildings and not for any change of use.
It was highlighted that the newer extensions, which will now be demolished, “did not fit in with the hotel’s historic features”. The farmhouse, which features six bedrooms, dates back to 1528.
The committee agreed to approve the application unanimously, with Historic England and the council’s own heritage officer also supporting the plans.
At the meeting, councillor Philip Corthorne, who represents Ruislip Ward, said: “I’m sure we will see further applications on this site but this one we’re looking at, I think, will enhance the heritage assets that are there already and serve to safeguard them in the future.”
Councillor Roy Chamdal, chairman of the Licensing Committee, added: “It’s a lovely building and a lovely asset to have. If anything, we are getting rid of the ugly parts.”
The application can be viewed on the council’s planning page by searching for reference ‘7969/APP/2023/1833’.
Photo Credit: The Barn Hotel