Case Study: Tewkesbury

Planning consent for a small bungalow was granted consent in 1962 in the parish of The Leigh, near Tewkesbury. The decision notice had an agricultural occupancy condition attached to it as it was located in Open Countryside. The bungalow was occupied by a retire farmer until he was unable to manage in his own home […]

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by

Case Study – Dover

A two step planning process was followed to achieve the removal of an agricultural occupancy condition on a house in Dover, Kent where the occupant couldn’t get a mortgage as a result of the planning condition. Ms Elgar had been living in her home for over 10 years and did not comply with the agricultural […]

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by

Case Study: Warrington

A traditional mixed farm in Cheshire West (Local Planning Authority) was granted planning consent in 1982 to house an agricultural worker on a site in the Green Belt . In addition to the planning condition the council sought a legal agreement (106 agreement) to tie the house to the farm. The house with the agricultural […]

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 by

Uncertain times…but not for farming?

Whilst our future relationship with Europe is uncertain, we are certain that the Basic Farm Payment will be gone in 6 years. To many this is a critical part of their farm income and replacing it will be a challenge. Whilst there will be a new environmental scheme to replace the Basic Payment Scheme, 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

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

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