Example Projects

A selection of carefully chosen photos from various example projects that Acorus have been involved with. 

Rural Housing

Gaining planning permission in the countryside for a dwelling remains strictly controlled, with opportunities for development guided by national and local planning policy, which suggests that isolated dwellings should be avoided.

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The agricultural sector is constantly changing and adapting to plan for the future and enhance a vital industry. Full planning permission for agricultural (or horticultural) buildings is not always required. 


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Change of Use

Diversification of buildings can facilitate business expansion and provide sustainable income whilst maximising property assets and limiting green field development.


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Whether you are hoping to put a few horses on to some land, convert some farm buildings to stables or proposing a new yard it is likely that you will need planning permission.

It is important to understand the planning issues of a site before acquiring a site, or certainly developing proposals and submitting a planning application.

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Permitted Development

Class Q (formerly class MB) allows for development consisting of:- A change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from use as an agricultural building to a use falling within Use Class C3 (dwelling houses); and Building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building to a use falling within Class C3.

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