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Objection to Class Q Application

We assisted our clients in making an objection to the conversion of three existing agricultural buildings into three residential dwelling houses via Class Q permitted development which led to the application being withdrawn. Whilst objections from neighbours are not normally a material consideration for Prior Approval...

Certificate of Lawful Use Granted whilst in Breach of a Condition

We were approached by clients to assist with a Certificate of Lawfulness application. The clients were living in a property which was burdened with an Agricultural Occupancy Condition requiring the occupiers to be employed within the agriculture or forestry industries. The family had owned the...

Extension to Home Office in the Greenbelt

The Rural Planning Practice were instructed by a client to achieve permission for the extension and alternation of a home officer in their garden. The main issue was the fact that the site was within the Green Belt. Following discussions with the case officer and...

Dealing with Planning in the Ashdown Forest

Wealden District Council recently published a letter to planning agents in March 2017 addressing the potential impact of nitrogen deposition on the Ashdown Forest. The council have imposed a restriction on all development within the district until compensation measures are in place. There is real...

Game, Set, Match for a Tennis Court in Sevenoaks

The Rural Planning Practice were approached by a client who had received an enforcement notice for the unlawful erection of a tennis court on their land. This had been built on land outside of the residential curtilage and therefore did not constitute permitted development. The...

The Provision of Equine Tourism in the UK

The popularity of the horse has continued to grow year on year since the London 2012 Olympics brought equestrian sport in the United Kingdom to a wider audience. The horse is worth £4.3 billion to the UK economy according to a survey undertaken by the...