Agricultural Permitted Development Rights (PDR's) are useful procedures that make certain types of development quicker and easier to secure. Permitted Development Rights allow landowners to build or extend without going through the full planning process, using "Prior Notification" instead.

Our planning consultants can advise you on whether your project require full planning permission or is covered under Permitted Development Rights. We can work with you to put together and submit a Prior Notification to your Local Planning Authority (LPA). This will contain sufficient information about your site and plans to help them reach a decision as to whether your proposal meets the criteria of the relevant section of the GPDO (General Planning Development Order 2015) and whether Prior Approval is required.

What is Prior Notification?

In technical terms, this is the process of serving notice on the LPA of your intention to undertake works granted through parliament by means of the GDPO. Whilst this sounds complex, there is a difference between this and a planning application. When a planning application is submitted it is accepted that the works are a) Development and b) are not Permitted Development.

In a prior notification the Local Planning Authority (LPA) are checking that they agree the details are Permitted Development before work takes place.

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What agricultural buildings can I get under permitted development?

What are the main factors to consider?

  • Likelihood of flooding
  • Highways safety and impact
  • Landscape and visual impact
  • Impact on public rights of way
  • Impact on designations such as Green Belt or AONBs
  • Noise impact
  • Neighbour amenity
  • Ecology

Other factors to consider include Design, Materials, Scale, Use, Siting and Drainage.

Budget: The range can differ depending on complexity, design requirement and size etc. As a ballpark, you should be budgeting £1000 to £2000 to use a planning consultant.

Timescale: For Permitted Development you should estimate 8 to 12 weeks. For Full Planning Application approx 20 weeks.

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