Delight for Established Family Business
22nd July, 2019 by Acorus in General
Outline Planning Permission has been secured for a dwelling at a horticultural nursery in Staffordshire. The nursery is an established family business and the dwelling is required for the next generation to take over the running of the business. The recent revision to the NPPF in 2018 has enabled such an application to be made and to be successful.
The applicant is delighted with the outcome and they are now looking forward to having an input into the design of the dwelling for the reserved matters application.
The relevant policy of the NPPF (paragraph 79) reads as follows:
Planning policies and decisions should avoid the development of isolated homes in the countryside unless one or more of the following circumstances apply:
a) there is an essential need for a rural worker, including those taking majority control of a farm business, to live permanently at or near their place of work in the countryside;