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COVID Statement Oct 2020

Sadly, the impact of COVID-19 is still being felt by everyone. We continue to avoid any interruption to the usual service we provide to all our clients, new and old. Site visits are usually necessary to assess development proposals. We are still arranging to meet on site,...

Retrospective Planning Permission for Holiday Accommodation

The Rural Planning Practice has recently secured planning consent for the conversion and use of an agricultural building as holiday accommodation on an attractive former vineyard near Rye, East Sussex. The farm is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and located three miles from the...

RPP News

Our Cranbrook office is moving! We can now be found a short distance away at 53 – 55 High Street, Cranbrook, TN17 3EE. The RPP are celebrating three years of our Cirencester office and our Cotswold team is rapidly growing.  ...

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...

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...