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Industrial to Residential – A New Permitted Development Right

Permitted Development rights are effectively planning permission to allow the change of use between certain classes without the need for a full planning application. A recent change to the General Permitted Development Order 2016 has introduced a new permitted development right under Class PA. This...

Conversion of Oast into Residential Dwelling

The Rural Planning recently achieved a successful outcome for our client for the conversion and partial reconstruction of an Oast building into a four-bedroom dwelling in Kent. The building has fallen into to decline over many years and in its current state it detracted from...

Discharge of Planning Conditions for Equestrian Facilities

We secured planning permission earlier in 2017 for a change of use of land from agricultural to equestrian including four stables and associated storage facilities and a 20 metre x 60 metre sand school. There were several conditions to be discharged relating to manure storage...

Change of Use for Stables and Land in the Green Belt

We recently secured planning permission for a change of use of agricultural land to equestrian including the erection of two new stables and storage facilities. Throughout the course of the determination stage there were objections from people in the vicinity and some concern was raised...

Planning Approved for a Replacement Dwelling in the Green Belt

We successfully achieved planning permission for the demolition of our clients existing house and outbuilding and the erection of a new dwelling set back form the road which gave increased privacy. The property which was situated in Braintree, Essex was within the Green Belt. Our...

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buildings into three residential dwelling houses via Class Q permitted development which led to the application being withdrawn.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...