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Legislation for permitted development for agricultural buildings

Town and country planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015
Schedule 2 Part 4 Class A and B


Definition of agrixulture for planning

S.336 1990 Town and Country Planning Act


Class A - Agricultural development on holdings of more than 5 Hectares

1,000m2 every two years
Height - 12m maximum
Not within 25m of a metalled trunk road
Livestock buildings not within 400m of a protected building
Detwemination period - 28 days


Definition of Development

Section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Excludes Agriculture


Requirement to obtain planning permission

Section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990


Pre- application requirements

Section 61 Town and Cuntry Planning Act 1990 - must publicise the application reasonably. Must give details of how comments can be submitted, to whom and by when.


What must be included with an application

section 62 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Necessary Details
Supporting Details
Evidence and details of all material considerations for the application


Residential conversion of agricultural buildings

Class Q - Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015
3 larger dwellings of 465m2 in total
5 smaller dwellings of 100m2 each
can have 3 smaller dwellings and 1 or 2 larger dwellings


Policy Supporting conversion of redundant buildings

NPPF - Para 79


Common issues with Class Q

Lack of natural openings
Resistance to extensioInability to increase roof height
Outdoor cutilage included within the foot print floor area
Protected Species Surveys
Conversions costs outweigh cost of a new build
Structural Survey - must be physically capable of conversion


Support for Rural Workers Dwellings

The essential need for a rural workers, including those taking a majority control of a farm business, to live permanently at / near their place of work in the countryside.


Sustainable home supply

NPPF - Section 5 - paragraphs 77 - 79


Supporting a rural economy

NPPF - Section 6 - paragraph 83
Sustainable growth and development of rural areas and rural businesses, sustainable development of rural tourism and leisure facilities, retention and developent of local services.


Conserving and enhancing the natural environment

NPPF - Section 9 - paragraphs 107 policies should recognise the economic and other benefits of the highest grade agricultural land and it should be protected.


Protecting Greenbelt Land

NPPF - Section 13
prevents all development which is not agricultural, forestry, outdoor, recreationalsport facilities and extensions and alterations toexisting buildings, replacement of a building, limited village infilling and affordable development


Local Plan Requirements

Material Considerations
Positively prepared, justified, effective, and consistent with the NPPF
All plans are reviewed and scrutinised prior to being adopted.
NPPF takes precendent


Material considerations to planning applications in rural areas

Visual Impact


Visual Impact

protect the undeveloped openness of the countryside
presumption against development
Key receptors: residential development, gardens, PROW, Listed Buildings and recreational areas.


Noise Impact

the standard background noise level in the countryside is 30 decibells anything which will increase this including livestock facilities must be considered.



important habitats for Mammals, Birds, Flora, and aquatic species should be protected


Legislation which protects protected species for planning purposes

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981


LPA requirements for ecology services

Surveys are valid for 2 years
Must be conducted at the right time of year
Many applications cannot be validated without surveys


When will Natural England grant a licence to disturb ecology?

1 - overriding public interest
2 - no other satisfacotry alternative
3 - favourable conservation statu


Transport and Highways

Must have suitable access for all developments.
Lack of public transport is a material consideration.


Date building must have been built, or last used for agriculture to qulify for permitted development Class Q conversion

March 2013


Full Planning Application determination period

8 weeks


Criteria for a Major applications

Over 1,000m2 of land covered