The current range of permitted development rights (work that can be carried out without the need to apply for planning permission) can be very useful and have presented opportunities for our clients.
These permitted development rights now allow conversion of certain agricultural buildings to houses or for business reuse, without the need for full planning permission.
Similarly, some house owners are able to extend their houses without planning permission, on the basis that the size and location of the extension complies with certain permitted development conditions.
Here at The Rural Planning Practice we can interpret current policy and assess and enhance your development proposals within the context of your permitted development rights.
Permitted development rights are more restricted in conservation areas, national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so certain building projects will still need planning permission. There are also different requirements if your property is a listed building.