The Drummond Trust has secured planning permission for the restoration and conversion of the Abbey Farm site on Lubbesthorpe Bridle Road in the southern part of New Lubbesthorpe. This will sensitively deliver buildings providing 7 homes and office space. The landscaping will include a new pond, pedestrian routes, tree and hedgerow planting. The farm is of some historical importance and was re-developed as a ‘model farm’ in the early part of the 19th century, but the farmhouse incorporates parts of the earlier manor house that once existed on the site, and a small chapel that gives rise to the name ‘Abbey’ Farm. The aim is to retain the character of the site and buildings as far as possible, and to conserve those features that allow the former uses of the buildings to be appreciated while bringing them back into new uses. Once funding is in place to deliver this development we will share more news on this website.