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 purchasers often ask about planning permission. Establishing the consent before offering the property to the market gives purchasers certainty as well as increasing your properties value.


Our planning team at Carver Knowles have a wide range of experience in adding value to barns prior to sale. Either through the full planning route or the speedier permitted development route for agricultural barns, we have obtained planning consent for a number of our clients.


In some cases we use a mixture of both routes to ensure planning is obtained in the most effective way possible. For example in 2016/17 we obtained the planning consents for a range of traditional and modern farm buildings we are marketing in Abbots Lench, Worcestershire. The property known as Barns at Brookfield Farm benefits from consents through full planning and Class Q permitted development rights and now provides an exciting conversion opportunity in the countryside for potential purchasers. As well as increasing the appeal of the property, for our clients it has significantly increased the value of their assets.


Carver Knowles can assist from the initial planning enquiry to obtaining the planning consent and then through to marketing the property. Being there for the whole process puts us in the best possible position to successfully sell your property.


If you have a barn which you want to explore the planning potential of prior to a sale then call us on 01684 853400 to discuss your planning and sale options or email