Former garden photographic studio in Binley Woods to convert into holiday rental

The building had been used by the owners’ partner before their sudden death and its conversion into a holiday rental would provide much needed income.

A former garden photographic studio in Binley Woods could soon accommodate wedding guests and workers living away from home after its change of use was approved by councillors.

Landlord Anne-Marie Brownlee said the single storey building at the back of her Rugby Road home had been used by her partner before their sudden deaths less than a year ago and its conversion to a rental vacation would provide much-needed income.

She told members of the Rugby Borough Council planning committee this week: ‘As you can imagine things have been difficult but I hope you understand that my request is based on a need to generate income additional resources to secure mine and my daughter’s longer-term future. .

A former garden photographic studio in Binley Woods could soon accommodate wedding guests and workers living away from home after its change of use was approved by councillors.

“As it is a fairly large building with existing electricity and water, I thought converting it into accommodation for short stay visitors to Rugby and the surrounding area would give me some extra income. I think the noise and disturbance would be much less than if used for a hobby like playing musical instruments or woodworking.

“I am confident that my proposal will not cause any problems for my neighbors and it is significant that none of my neighbors objected to it and spoke to me in support of my candidacy. environmental health raised no objections on noise grounds.

When asked who the accommodation would be for, she said: ‘People take jobs miles from home so they may need a place to stay when working two days a week. I have friends who already do. This is where I see it happening or when there are several weddings at Coombe Abbey and they are sold out – nice, peaceful and quiet location close by.

Planning officers had recommended that permission be refused as such a tenancy would be out of place in the area and would be detrimental to neighbors and future neighbors of the property, but councilors disagreed and a three-year temporary authorization was granted.

Cllr Belinda Garcia (Con, Revel and Binley Woods) said: “I don’t see what the problem is. The building is already there, there were no objections. It says this is a one bedroom vacation rental for a maximum of two people so it won’t be the focus of the party.

Cllr Neil Sandison (Lib Dem, Eastlands) added: “It sounds a bit silly. Personally, I would go and ask for a three-year temporary authorization to see if there are any problems and a condition binding it to the owner of the property.

Michael E. Marquez