Class Q Update

  This year an amendment to the General Permitted Development Order 2018 came into effect, making significant changes to Class Q rules. Class Q allows the conversion of agricultural buildings to dwelling houses. These changes have allowed an increase in the number of dwellings and the potential floor space, giving landowners greater potential for conversion… Read More

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by

Should I get planning before sale?

There are many opportunities to add value prior to any sale of rural property with obtaining planning permission being one of the most obvious. For rural properties with obvious planning potential, getting planning permission prior to offering the property to the market can widen the number of potential purchasers.   For barns in particular, potential… Read More

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by

Conversions of agricultural buildings – is the permitted development clearer?

Barn conversion

It has been a year of uncertainty and frustration for farmers, planners and agents alike, as all tried to steer a course through the new Permitted Development Rights legislation that allowed the conversion of qualifying barns into dwellings. Written legislation was very brief and differed from consultation documents, making life difficult for developers and decision… Read More

Posted on April 21st, 2015 by