The open area in front of Titchfield’s Great Barn has been covered in tarmac along with the drive up to the Grade 1 listed building.
The Titchfield Festival Theatre, which uses the barn for plays and as a wedding/events venue, have applied to Fareham Borough Council for retrospective planning.
Residents, however, have voiced their objections, saying that the tarmac is, ‘totally out of keeping with the amazing old barn building.It must be left as a track’.
Another objector on the FBC website says, ‘this sterile expanse of tarmac now almost surrounding and overwhelming the historic site of the barn is hideous.’
The barn, is a medieval monastic timber-framed aisled barn dating to the 15th Century and still retains a large amount of original features, such as the unusual and beautiful timber roof structure.
The building is now incorporated into the country park and along with Titchfield Abbey forms a unique historic landscape.
The FBC planning reference is Ref. P/19/0316/FP