A BARN put up in Shoreham without permission is to be allowed to stay.
The agricultural building, on South Downs National Park land north of Holmbush Close, is used to store hay.
Adur Council’s planning committee decided last week not to pursue enforcment action, subject to planting trees to improve the look.
Cllr David Donaldson described it as ‘an eyesore’ for people in nearby bungalows.
“It is very tall, it is in their eye and in their face and I think it should not be there.”
Principal planning officer Peter Barnett explained the reason the barn was in the corner of the 12-hectare grassland site, near the bungalows, was because most of the land sloped up and if it was anywhere else, it would stand out too much.
Cllr Pat Beresford said it was on an agricultural site, so it was not inappropriate.