Planning ‘Free-for-All’ Turns Sour

5 11 2015

Extensions-to-Barn-Conversion-near-Burford.1In The Homebuilding and Renovating e-magazine 3 Aug 2015, Sally Tagg writes “Barn Conversions: Planning ‘Free-for-All’ Turns Sour”

New rules designed to help more people convert barns without needing planning permission have proven a false dawn.

The Government introduced changes to the planning system in April 2014 to make it easier for people to convert barns into dwellings. However, in the three months after the rule was introduced, 800 applications were made and just over 50 per cent were refused.

Why? The legislation allows the conversion of an agricultural building into a maximum of three individual dwellings provided that the proposal can adhere to various conditions.

  • Transport, highways and noise impacts of the development, and
  • Flood Risk and contamination risk on the site,

So, where can you get a one stop solution that deals with all these matters and smoothes the path to planning consent for your barn conversion development?

The Stilwell Partnership specialises in dealing with all these issues.

We have a successful track record of finding an affordable solution to engineering problems:

Our contribution saves your valuable time and money

We have the necessary determination and perseverance to reach a solution with the Local Authority and Statutory Agencies.

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