Building Plot For Sale – North Cotswolds

Land at Ebrington

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer to the market 0.92 acres of land in the North Cotswold village of Ebrington with outline consent for 3 open market dwellings. The Outline consent (ref 18/00996/OUT) from Cotswold District Council approved a courtyard style layout of one 2 bed, one 3 bed and one 4 bed dwelling. The […]

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by

Planning success for residential development in Cotswold AONB

First impression of development

Director of Carver Knowles, Julie Newton, is delighted to confirm that outline planning consent has been granted by Cotswold District Council for a three dwelling site together with village car park in Ebrington near Chipping Campden. In planning terms this site was outside of the village development boundary and within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding […]

Posted on June 5th, 2019 by

What do I need to do if I am facing Enforcement Action?

More rural development set to be approved

Planning enforcement Planning enforcement is a procedure undertaken by Local Authorities where development has occurred without the correct planning permission. Once a notice of planning enforcement is served by the Local Authority the land owner has a limited amount of time to comply. Compliance can involve removing the structure or ceasing a use. Failure to […]

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by

Do I need planning permission for my equine development?

When it comes to horses the question of whether planning consent is required or not can become confusing. Most people are unsure what their permitted development rights are and what they may or may not need planning for. Change of use Horses can be grazed on agricultural land as long as they are not being […]

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by

Planning permission for new equine facilities

Stables are subject to business rates

Planning permission is typically not at the top of any horse owners list of priorities unless perhaps you are looking into building new facilities. Proposals to create permanent equine facilities where you are physically building on or altering the land will obviously always need planning permission, but the use of land for grazing horses and […]

Posted on December 19th, 2018 by

Continued Planning Success

Barns for sale

Over the past few months we have had a great number of planning successes across Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. These cover a wide range of areas, including: Class Q permitted developments Agricultural Occupancy Condition removals New agricultural workers dwellings Barn conversions Stables Gallops New access tracks Caravan sites Retrospective change of use Class Q Earlier […]

Posted on December 14th, 2018 by

Call for Housing Sites

The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is the strategic development plan between Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council. It sets out the land allocated for housing and employment for the period of 2011 – 2031. The JCS have published an ‘Issues and Options’ consultation. This consultation will review a number of key […]

Posted on December 7th, 2018 by

Planning to diversify? Have you considered Business Rates?

Diversification can be the ideal way of providing a new income stream to the farm business and making use of under utilised assets. Finance and planning permission are often top considerations for new projects but is the potential business rates liability being overlooked? Farmers are in a privileged position when it comes to rates, with […]

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by

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 […]

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 […]

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by