Rural Planning

Countryside & Rural Development

We benefit from substantial experience advising numerous clients located in some of the most rural locations across the country. More often than not rural locations are situated beyond a defined settlement boundary, located within National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sensitive & Attractive Landscapes. Properties within these locations are often found to be listed or within the grounds of listed building where further regulations apply.

Given our experience and knowledge of rural planning policies, we are well versed to ensure you maximise the opportunities available in what are some of the most tightly controlled locations to develop across the country.

Our Services in rural areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Estate Planning
  • Equestrian
  • Certificate of Lawfulness
  • Diversification
  • Listed Buildings
  • Local Plan Submissions
  • Agribusiness
  • Rural Buildings

Our team understands and works with a wide-range of agribusinesses including commercial farms, equestrian businesses to everyone in-between.

We provide property and planning advice to owners and estate managers, enabling them to get the most from their buildings and landholdings. We advise on all nature and scale of development, from an initial assessment of the planning potential of buildings, change of use, land promotion, to specific projects, such as; conversions of existing farm buildings, to commercial use, retrospective consents, and planning consent for new facilities.

Please contact our specialist Iain Taylor MRTPI to discuss any aspect of your proposal.