Do you have outbuildings or agricultural buildings which are unused?

Do you have outbuildings or agricultural buildings which are unused? Have you considered converting them to dwellings, holiday lets or even office accommodation?

  • Modern Agricultural Building - Before Conversion
  • Traditional Building - Before Conversion
  • Traditional Building - After Conversion

If you have outbuildings or agricultural buildings which are not being used, then you could change their use and convert them into dwellings, holiday lets or even to offices/commercial uses. Both national and local planning policy are generally supportive of converting traditional outbuildings or agricultural buildings for such uses. Permitted Development (PD) Rights also provide opportunities for more modern agricultural buildings to be converted to such uses.

Traditional Buildings

National and local planning policy is generally supportive of the conversion of traditional disused buildings to give them a new lease of life when their previous uses are no longer viable. Such buildings often make unique, characterful dwellings or even office accommodation with a carefully thought through design which retains the building's architectural and historical features.

Modern Agricultural Buildings

Readers may not be aware that modern agricultural buildings, with no architectural or historical merit, can often be converted to dwellings or office accommodation under PD Rights. There is numerous criteria which must be met to have a successful PD application but can often be met with a carefully thought through approach and design to meet the criteria.

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If you think you have a modern or traditional building which could be converted, please contact our Planning Consultants on 01522 526526

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