IT COULD be a case of from milk production to rest and relaxation under a new plan to convert an old dairy farm into a health spa.

A planning application submitted to Hart District Council seeks to partially demolish and convert an existing agricultural building at The Old Dairy, in White Lane, Greywell, Hook, into an all-purpose health spa.

A planning statement that has been put forward by Bell Cornwell states that the conversion of the site will result in part demolition of the building, recladding and the insertion of windows and doors.

The planning statement reads: “Through a series of internal alterations the building will be converted into a day health spa facility.

“Its large size means it is able to offer a number of facilities under one roof, including yoga studios, individual treatment rooms, therapy gym space, relaxation area, a garden, changing rooms, a creche, and a swimming pool and spa.

“As part of the application process a structural survey has been undertaken to ensure the building is capable of conversion and that the proposed changes can be accommodated safely.”

The statement also says that the applicant, Frank Butler Farms Ltd, had gained some pre-application advice from the district council prior to submitting the proposal and that with the nearest residential properties 500 metres from the site, there would be minimum impact of the occupants of those properties.

It added that the “proposed health spa facility’s benefit to embrace the countryside setting in this case, with a focus on health and wellbeing.”

The statement continues: “The proposal will lead to the delivery of a unique rural business which will encourage people to the local area.

“The facility is going to result in a number of new jobs for the local economy and the knock-on effect on spending in the nearby villages is likely to occur.

“The health spa facility will promote healthy living and thus supports the idea behind promoting healthy communities.”

If given consent, a new secondary access road would be created to the site, as would extra parking provision.

The proposal, submitted at the end of April, is due to be decided on by Hart District Council by Monday, 25 June.

For more information or to comment on the application, go to and search 18/00765/FUL.