Hit the 3 dwelling buffer with your Class Q conversions? Think again – look for up to 5!

The Housing Minister announced this morning that the General Permitted Development Order will be changed on the 6th April (only for a year) to allow the conversion of agricultural buildings for;

  • up to 3 larger homes within a maximum of 465 square metres or
  • up to 5 smaller homes each no larger than 100 square metres or
  • a mix of both, within a total of no more than 5 homes, of which no more than 3 may be larger homes.

So, if you have previously only been able to develop up to the previous 3 dwelling limit, give us a call to discuss how you might be able to benefit from this temporary extension for dwellings from agricultural buildings.  Time is of the essence!

Appeal won to convert barn to dwelling under Class Q

It took two planning applications and an appeal to the Secretary of State to finally be granted planning permission to convert this beauty into a dwelling.

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The issue centred around whether the appellant must “prove beyond all reasonable doubt” that the building and its associated land was in sole agricultural use.   Continue reading Appeal won to convert barn to dwelling under Class Q