Recently we received the good news that planning has been passed on a Dutch barn that was under-utilised and providing no benefit to the business. The barn was historically used to store forage and more recently became a storage shed or general dumping ground.
The process started less than 12 months ago, and we have co-ordinated the elements needed to allow planning to be passed first time and without the need for a long list of environmental surveys. Class Q permitted development was not designed for the conversion of larger and more modern farm buildings, a number of councils have become more stringent in their interpretation of the legislation and whilst it remains, it is important to take advantage while this relatively cheap and easy form of planning to achieve a dwelling in open countryside is still available.
For more information or advice on gaining planning permission though Class Q, please contact Harry Edwards at email@example.com