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Certificate of Lawfulness for Equestrian Use and Annex

The RPP has gained planning permission for a National Trust residential tenant who needed to regularise the equestrian use of the buildings, grazing land, a small number of liveries and the use of a building as  ancillary accommodation. The evidence supporting the application demonstrated that the...

Planning permission for a permanent rural workers dwelling

Unusually for a rural workers dwelling, only temporary planning permission was granted for the conversion of a redundant agricultural building into residential use for staff employed by a livery yard business in Kent. In this case, the converted dwelling was well related to the equestrian yard...

Redevelopment of Redundant Farm Buildings

A site in Kent comprising a number of redundant agricultural barns has been granted planning permission for complete redevelopment via Class Q and Class R permitted development. The site now has permission for two family homes and for the flexible commercial use of one of...

Certificate Granted for Use of Outbuildings as Residential Lets

The Rural Planning Practice has successfully obtained a Certificate of Lawful Use for a property in Surrey. The Certificate proves that our clients use of two agricultural buildings as dwellings is lawful. The requirement for 4 years of continuous use for the change of use...

Equestrian Development in Somerset

The Rural Planning Practice has recently been granted planning permission for a new equestrian sand school at a rural property near Taunton, Somerset. The new facility will allow our clients to exercise their horses throughout the winter. The arena was sited with direct access from...

Rural Business Expansion in AONB

The Rural Planning Practice has successfully secured planning permission for an extension to a production building for a patented saddle design, located a rural area in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The business needed to extend their production building in order to...

New Mixed Use Agricultural Building in AONB

One of our clients has recently been granted planning permission for a new purpose built livestock and storage building in East Sussex. The new building will be used to house cattle throughout the winter and allow the applicants to grow their farming enterprise with a...