22nd December 2016

Rural permitted development rights - hit or miss?

The aim of the changes was to make better use of redundant or under-used agricultural buildings and to increase rural housing while avoiding building up the countryside further.

Despite the legislative intentions, recent Government statistics revealed 40 percent of applications under Class Q have been refused. Writing for Farmers Guardian, Alex Madden, partner and head of planning at Thrings, looks at some of the problem areas and trends relating to Class Q permitted development rights, and considers the impact of a recent High Court ruling.

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