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Agricultural Workers Dwellings
In some cases you will need a dwelling due to agricultural needs, and a full planning application will have to prove why this is necessary on a functional and financial basis. In most cases the planning authorities will angle towards a temporary agricultural workers dwelling in the first instance, as over a period of several years this gives you an opportunity to prove that a permanent dwelling would be sustainable and necessary.
With regards to the erection of new agricultural buildings, and extensions to existing agricultural buildings, these sorts of planning applications tend to be fairly straightforward for us and can be turned over in a short period of time.
One of the fundamental advantages of be being based in Mid Devon is that the vast majority of the planning work we carry out is based in rural areas, that are often outside of settlement boundaries.
Planning policies tend to be more restrictive in these sorts of locations. Our significant experience in this field means we know the best ways to work the planning system and boost any applications chances of an approval.
Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings
The most common applications we deal with currently are prior notification applications for the change of use of agricultural buildings (or barns) to dwellings. This is due to a new piece of planning legislation that was introduced on 6th April 2014. The legislation gives the ability to convert existing agricultural buildings in dwellings. There are however restrictions and conditions to the legislation, including maximum size and the potential need for surveys to be undertaken as well the submission of a prior approval application to the Local Planning Authority.
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