25 March, 2015
One year has passed since permitted development rights were extended to allow the change of the use of a building and any land within it from agricultural use to use as a residential dwelling.
Whilst in theory it was supposed to encourage the utilisation of unused agricultural buildings in rural areas, there remain many restrictions in place which have hindered the full exploitation of this permitted right.
So what are some of the restrictions?
What does this mean?
Whilst at first blush it may seem like a positive change in legislation to allow the development of agricultural buildings, developers should consider the consequences thoroughly and err on the side of caution when exercising their rights to avoid long term problems for the business.
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