As many of you will remember we were hopping that planning permission would of been granted by the 4th March, sadly 2 days before this deadline the Council inform us that our application needed to go before committee, which means this has now been extended to 25th March. The planners report should be ready to read next week. Depending on their appraisal of the application, will determine if we go and speak before the committee for our allotted 3 minutes.
On the brighter side, we have now received the surveyors report and the valuation has been confirmed at £500,000 with no observe structural problems identified. This is great news in terms of the mortgage application and gives the bank the confidence needed to lend us the money.
So please continue to pray for the process, we are aware that many weeks can go by with very little news or change (such is the process of buying a building) But please do pray for the planning committee and that we would see continued favour with our local council.
If everything from here goes to plan we could be exchanging contracts early April and looking to complete some time in the early summer. We will then start the process of refurbishment, which includes the need to raise additional funds of around £45,000.
Thanks you all once again for standing with us on this journey.
Steve & Tammy