17th December, 2019 by Acorus
Acorus are a national company specialising in rural development. We specialise in a variety of planning matters and can take a project from inception to completion, and eventual sale if so desired.
We have the benefit of an experienced in-house design/drawing team. We work closely with each other to negotiate the complexities of rural planning whether permitted development rules, working in the green belt, conversion of existing buildings, new farm dwellings or other buildings in the countryside.
We understand the difference between different types of farming enterprises and have the technical experience to design farm buildings that work on their own or part of a group of buildings. Examples include commercial/farm buildings and farmhouses, residential extensions and conversions to achieve planning success.
We know our way around associated various legislation such as CDM, CIL, Listed Buildings and Building Regulations as well as the planning process.
Our South West team has recently gained approval for a former agricultural building to change use to residential under Class Q permitted development rights at Appeal. To utilise the site to its full potential we advised our client to apply for full planning permission using the fall-back argument, i.e. the principal of residential development having been established an alternative scheme can be sought. A three storey sensitively designed more aesthetically pleasing proposal including the provision of a basement swimming pool was granted. Construction has commenced and Acorus are acting as Contract Administrator.