Certificate of Lawfulness - G Herbert Banks

Permitted development rights, particularly in the rural sector, have evolved significantly in the last few years. We can advise on the permitted development rights available to both householders and agricultural clients.

There is a raft of permitted development rights for agricultural buildings allowing flexible commercial uses and residential conversions. Whilst some development may be considered as “permitted” most proposals must go through a prior notification process via the local authority to check that they meet the required criteria or whether a full application is required.

Unfortunately, this prior notification process still requires supporting information and evidence such as structural surveys and proof of agricultural use. We have experience in preparing such applications as well as advising whether proposals come under permitted development in the first place.