10 Feb New house in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

We recently secured permission for a new house within a registered historic park, on the edge of Ashdown Forest.

Our client worked on a small farm on the edge of Ashdown Forest, within a registered historic park. Just outside the development boundary in East Sussex, the holding was used to rear cattle, sheep and breeding Welsh Mountain ponies.

The living accommodation was a mobile home. However, a very small house had been granted planning permission subject to an agricultural occupancy condition.

The permission for the house had lapsed, and it became necessary to renew the permission for the mobile home. The consent for the mobile home omitted to mention the occupancy condition and we were able by means of a certificate of lawful use to show that the mobile home effectively had a permanent consent.

The planning authority accepted the situation and worked positively with us to agree a planning permission for a house of about 250 m², with the outbuildings being placed with a smart new large barn incorporating stables and agricultural storage.


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