Planning Application Success for Acorus in Bedfordshire 

31st January, 2019 by Acorus in General

Planning permission has been granted for a new grain store on a 200 hectare arable farm in Bedfordshire, with Acorus actively involved in both the planning and design of the development.

The grain store enables expansion of on farm facilities which will remove transportation and storage costs currently incurred by having to take grain elsewhere.  The building will also allow for straw storage following a spate of significant arson attacks on straw stacks in fields on the farm in 2018. 

In this instance permitted development rights were utilised under the 28 day notice procedure. With the grain store measuring 964 square metres, as required by the holding, the expanded permitted development rights (as of April 2018) which now allow for up to 1000 square metres made this possible. The significant benefit of this route being a definitive 28 day period for a decision and also a greatly reduced planning fee paid to the Local Planning Authority when compared to the full planning procedure. 

As such the client is able to start building shortly with the building being in use for 2019 harvest.

For further advice please contact:

Henry Doble BSc (Hons)


For more general details, information sheets in relation to planning for agricultural buildings and the 28 day notification and designing agricultural buildings are avilable.

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