Agricultural workers’ dwelling approved

Agricultural workers’ dwelling approved

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has obtained planning permission for a second agricultural workers’ dwelling on a farm in the Exmoor National Park.  After the authority’s planning committee initially deferred determining the proposal, we were instructed to take over running the application and to prepare an appraisal to justify the proposed dwelling.  Planning officers and the authority’s agricultural consultant recommended refusal, but the application was approved by the planning committee when it was presented to them again.  In resolving to approve the dwelling, the committee agreed with our reasoning that it related to a full time essential need for the proper running of the farming business and that it complied with the authority’s planning policies.

Find out more on the Exmoor National Park Authority’s website or read a piece from the West Somerset Free Press on the application.

If you require assistance applying for an agricultural workers’ dwelling or would like to look at the possibility of revisiting a proposal that was refused in the past, then please contact Brian Dinnis at Acorn Rural Property Consultants on 01278 772655 or at briandinnis@acornrpc.co.uk .

Share this post



Other related News

Homes to enable the succession of farming businesses

One of the measures in the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that was published on 24 July 2018...

Continue Reading...


Farm succession dwellings

“We are increasingly being asked to advise in situations where the next generation of a farming family is taking...

Continue Reading...


New rules for planning conditions

“New planning rules will come into force on 1 October 2018 that will require Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to...

Continue Reading...