Is Class Q a postcode lottery?
Feb 02, 2024
Introduced in 2014, Class Q is the right to change the use of agricultural building to residential, without the need for planning permission.
It sounds simple, but the sting is that there is a "prior approval notification" that needs to be submitted, setting out and submitting to the local planning authority as to why and how the proposal meets the criteria.
This is subjective and councils are deciding on these cases, in some instances with completely different outcomes.
Take a look at this news article for winners and losers in the Class Q postcode lottery...