Plans to build a large heated shed to house a collection of vintage tractors at a Herefordshire farm have been given the go-ahead.

David Saer of New House Farm, Nordan north of Leominster applied in January for planning permission to knock down a Dutch barn and single-storey outbuilding at the farm, alongside the B4361.

The replacement 12-by-9-metre insulated steel-framed shed was to include underfloor heating “to preserve the condition of the tractors”, of which eight were shown in the shed plan accompanying the application.


Mr Saer also sought permission for a new oak-framed carport on the other side of the farmhouse.

There were no objections from Luston group parish council, from the public, or from roads and ecology consultees.

And thought the farmyard lies in a high-risk flood zone 3 area, a flood risk assessment accompanying the proposal said it would not increase surface water runoff as the total building area would be only slightly larger.

Noting the lack of technical objections, planning officer Eleanor Barry concluded the scale and design of the buildings “is acceptable and would be in keeping the surrounding properties”.