Agriculture is a constantly evolving industry, with both on-farm needs and corresponding planning legislation changing all the time. It is therefore vital to keep up to date with planning legislation, to not only ensure you comply with legislation but also take advantage of what current legislation allows.
We provide advice in relation to a variety of agricultural planning matters and can assist with a wide range of projects, including grain stores, machinery stores, general purpose buildings, livestock buildings and farm diversification projects.
In 2018, the government updated permitted development rights within the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2018, which now provides for up to 1,000sqm of floor area for a new agricultural building. If certain requirements are met, you can apply to your Local Planning Authority (LPA) in advance for a determination as to whether prior approval of the authority is required for the erection of a building up to this size. The LPA then has 28 days in which to let the application know of its decision whether a full application is required or to inform the application of its decision to allow or refuse approval.