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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Tebb, who joins us in the Cranbrook office. Colin is a RTPI Chartered Planner with over 25 years of experience across the south in both public and private sectors and has managed a wide range of...

Dorset Barn Conversion

The RPP has recently achieved planning permission for the conversion of an attractive barn into a four-bedroom dwelling with outbuildings on the edge of a small village in Dorset. The site is within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and consisted of several redundant agricultural buildings...

The Rural Planning Practice
We are recruiting!

We seek a dynamic, proactive planner with a minimum of 5 years experience (MRICS or RTPI) to join our ever growing teams. We have offices in Cranbrook, Kent and Cirencester, Gloucestershire and ideally need someone able to travel between the two from time to time...

The RPP News

We are delighted to welcome Jennie Staunton and Christina Salmon to the growing RPP team in the Cirencester office. Christina joined us as Office Manager in April, her diverse background in management place her well to maintain an organised office and provide a high level...

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...