New production facilities for BBC’s ‘The Repair Shop’ at Weald and Downland Museum are approved
Plans for temporary production facilities at the Weald and Downland Living Museum have been approved by the South Downs National Park Authority.
The proposals will see the ‘erection of production facilities buildings for a temporary period of five years at the museum on Town Lane in Singleton.
A planning statement by Chichester company Manorwood Specialist Historic Buildings Consultancy, explained: “The museum would like to provide more suitable facilities for the production team who are looking to continue with and are keen to ensure that the facilities are economical, functional, but equally well designed and located so as to have the least impact on the protected landscape possible.
“The existing production units result in a negative visual impact on the Listed Park and Garden, and they are financially unviable.
“The proposed units are considered to result in a scheme which results in a minimised impact on the Listed Park and Garden, as well as on a more viable solution to provide facilities to the production crew of The Repair Shop television show and in turn the viability of the Museum.”
The proposal was met with support from Singleton Parish Council.