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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...

Free Planning Surgery in Cirencester

We are hosting a free planning surgery to mark our second year in Cirencester from the 11th to 13th April between 10am and 3pm. We are on hand to discuss your planning and property issues such as listed building consent, diversification opportunities, barn conversions and...

Successful Removal of Planning Conditions on Listed Property

The Rural Planning Practice has successfully removed planning conditions and a Section 106 agreement that restricted the use of an annex to use as a studio and storage space and no sleeping accommodation. The owners of this substantial Grade II listed property in the High...

Holiday Lodges Approved in the South Downs

The proposal for twelve holiday lodges within the South Downs National Park at Swanborough Fishing Lakes near Lewes was unanimously approved by the Park planning committee on 15 April. The application required a high level of detail relating to design, visual impact, biodiversity, flooding, contamination, archaeology,...