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...



Rural Planning Focus February 2024

Jan 29, 2024

Time really has already flown in 2024, we cannot believe we are almost in February!

Welcome to our Rural Planning Focus for February 2024 where we introduce Nadia Amietszajew, our Chartered Architectural Technologist. We believe that good design is a crucial part of the planning process. With an established in house design team we are now well placed to produce planning and building regulations drawings for our clients.



The Rural Planning Co secures planning approval for new Live/Work Unit

Jan 15, 2024

The Rural Planning Co have secured planning approval for a new Live-Work unit in Wychavon DC.

The applicant wished to build a new live/work unit on the site historically occupied by a traditional agricultural building. It was required for the applicant's son to set up his own bespoke business.



Changes announced to permitted development rights for solar

Dec 12, 2023

This article from the CLA is worth a read if you are considering solar panel development.

Find out more about the changes to permitted development rights for domestic and non-domestic solar.



Join us for our webinar on 'How to get an Agricultural Tie Lifted'

Oct 23, 2023

Join us for our webinar on 'How to get an Agricultural Tie Lifted' on Monday 13th November from 7pm to 8pm.

This webinar explores how and when it is possible to get an agricultural tie / occupancy condition lifted.