Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Agricultural Occupancy Condition Removal

Most dwellings built for agricultural purposes are subject to an occupancy condition which restricts the occupation of the dwelling to a person employed in agriculture. In terms of the wording of such conditions, whilst there have been many variations since the 1950s, generally the standard condition will usually state:                 ‘The occupation of the dwelling […]

Adventure Golf Course Granted!

Recently opened to the public, a new 18 hole adventure golf course has been well received in the local area and further afield. Planning permission was sought at the beginning of 2022 by Acorus on behalf of a long standing client as a compliment to the existing Golf Club business on site which incorporates a […]

New Permitted Development Right – Temporary Recreational Campsites

For a number of years legislation has allowed temporary changes of use of land for a number of purposes up to 28 days per year without the need for full planning permission.  Part 4 of Schedule 2 of The Town & Country Planning General Permitted Development (England) Order details what is and is not permitted.  […]

Glamping Site Granted in the AONB

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) supports sustainable development and a prosperous rural economy including tourism and leisure developments which respect the character of the countryside.  Development within the AONB, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is restricted to minor development which should be sensitively located and designed to avoid or minimise adverse impact. Acorus were […]

Rural Diversification

Rural diversification can be both agricultural and non-agricultural and rewarding on many levels. There are a variety of diversification options and increasingly farm businesses are now multi-faceted providing the business with a variety of income streams. Leisure and tourism activities continue to be popular with many farms offering camping/glamping facilities, caravan pitches and other forms […]

Residential Annexe To Two Self Contained Flats

A Lawful Development Certificate has been granted for two residential Flats which formerly provided ancillary accommodation to a main farmhouse. Planning permission was originally granted for a two storey annexe replacing an existing smaller structure within the farmstead to house a family member. However, once constructed the family member no longer required the accommodation and […]

Car Boot Operation Granted for 28 Days

roberto-pansolli-1 Car Boot

Acorus are pleased to have secured planning permission for a car boot operator to use a site for 28 days of the year.  The site is within the Green Belt and the issue in planning terms is the impact of the use (albeit temporary) upon the openness of the Green Belt. A car boot activity […]

Dairy Cow Buildings Approved with Slurry Storage Facilities

gundenham farm 023

Acorus are delighted to have assisted a dairy farmer gain planning approval for two additional cattle buildings with underground slurry storage beneath on a family run farm that has been in operation since the 1970s. The farm processes and bottles all the milk produced on farm and the business has its own milk-round and, also […]

From Inception To Completion!

New proposed Agricultural design

Since the introduction of Class Q (formerly known as Class MB) Permitted Development Rights in 2014, the provision to convert agricultural buildings to residential dwellings, many disused buildings across the UK have benefited from these rights and are now converted to new homes in parts of the countryside which would not normally be available. We […]

Success For Residential Development in the Green Belt

Green belt

Success in Essex for Acorus’ Eastern team for obtaining full planning permission for a residential development within the green belt. The scheme proposed replacing a building in a commercial use, and an agricultural building, with a development of five houses.  Given the site was in a green belt location the proposal had to be demonstrated […]

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website: Find out more.