By John Baron
A former equestrian centre could be transformed into a new family home, if plans are given the go ahead.
Applicants Mr and Mrs Slinger have submitted the proposals for the stone-built six-bedroom home at Acres Hall Farm, off Acres Hall Avenue, to Leeds City Council’s planning department this week.
The property would also have a dressing room, three bathrooms and a WC.
A design statement submitted with the planning application says the proposed dwelling will be located on the current area that is covered in hardstanding.
Vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access will use the existing access off Acres Hall Avenue.
It adds: “The dwelling proposed is to utilise the existing barn as the owner has his own horses and wants to provide a sustainable development which allows him to have access to his own barns.
“The house shall be heated through ground source heat pump to underfloor heating. Solar panels to the roof shall give a contribution to the electricity and the house shall be built with over specified insulation, ventilation etc to make the energy usage of this building as little as possible.
“Having access to his horses allows this dwelling to be a one-off development mixing personal hobby and livestock with the residential status.”