Planning & Development

New Buildings & Extensions

Agricultural buildings still benefit from the permitted development regime which offers a simpler and cheaper process than full planning. We regularly achieve new buildings up to 5000 sq.ft. for a wide range of agricultural activities.

Whilst agricultural buildings are generally appropriate in rural areas the increase size and scale means that careful siting and supporting justification become increasingly important to a successful application.

Changes to the planning regime have created greater opportunities for new buildings and extensions even outside settlement boundaries.  With careful promotion of exceptional cirumstances we have successfully achieved new buildings in the rural area for a variety of uses including residential, retail and commercial purposes

If you have a proposal in mind then contact our rural planning team today on 01268 783377.