Conversion Success to a Dwelling

The Midlands office is pleased to have secured planning consent for a client to convert a brick ‘stable building’ to a dwelling. The brick building was originally approved in 1992, the development was entitled ‘stable block and hay and tack rooms’.  The building was then later approved via a retrospective amendment application in July 1993.  […]

Dwelling and building success on game rearing farm, Lincolnshire

pheasant in field

Acorus’ eastern team have been successful in gaining planning permission for a new dwelling to support a game rearing enterprise, and also a new building for storage. The enterprise has been established for a number of years rearing pheasants and partridges, however in order to expand the business our client required a dwelling, together with […]

Designed by Acorus, and bought by a Celebrity Star!

Acorus were commissioned by a long term client to look at options with a site he had recently bought with planning permission and Class Q Permitted Development. Having done other sites with the same client, the key issue was to make the schemes more workable and attractive to buyers. Acorus undertook an initial appraisal of […]

Extended Opportunities For Temporary Land Uses

tents by mountain range

For all you looking to capitalise on the staycation boom this year, there may be some opportunity temporarily to do so without planning permission.  Schedule 2 Part 4 Class B allows for the use of any land for any purpose for not more than 28 days in total in any calendar year, of which not […]

New Dwelling and Tie Removal Success in Suffolk

old agricultural building in field

Acorus’ Eastern team have gained outline planning permission for a single dwelling in historic Lavenham, Suffolk. The clients currently occupy a house at the site which Acorus has also been successful in removing an equestrian occupancy condition from. The new house will replace a former poultry shed currently used for stables. Being just outside of […]

History Regained

before and after of a barn conversion

The rural economy has and will continue to change. Diversification of land and buildings can facilitate business expansion providing sustainable alternative income whilst maximising property assets. There may be buildings that have outlived their farming/rural usefulness. Some of these structures may be too derelict or too small to offer scope for re-use, whereas others may […]

South West Approval for the Removal of a Holiday Occupancy Condition

barn conversion holiday accommodation

Consent has recent been granted by a Devon authority for the removal of a planning condition restricting the occupation of a barn for a be used and occupied for the purposes of holiday accommodation and specifically not be used as a permanent letting unit or primary residence.  After initial consultation with the Council, whereby the […]

Midlands Success with Re-Use of Farm Building for Self-Storage

self storage units

The Midlands team is pleased to have secured full planning permission for the change of use of an agricultural building for a storage use.  In 2019 Class R consent was secured for part of the building for storage use (up to 500 sqm), with containers then being provided within the building for ‘self storage’.  Due […]

Planning Consent Secured for Stable Building & Manege

horse in field

The Midlands team is pleased to have secured planning consent for an ongoing client for a stable building and manege at their home (for private use).  There are footpaths close to the property and careful consideration was needed regarding the siting of the proposals in order not to trigger any issues by interested parties, i.e. local […]

Occupancy Condition Removed in Shropshire

rural property surrounded by farmland

The Midlands office is pleased to have removed an agricultural occupancy condition for a client in rural Shropshire.  The local plan refers to a financial contribution being paid to the Local Authority (based on size and value of the property) when occupancy conditions are removed but this was not required on this occasion. The client […]