Wondering what to do now with your Class Q Prior Approval?

15th October, 2019 by Acorus

‘Fall back’ in planning terms is an argument whereby a case, which might not necessarily be in line with current policy, is nonetheless acceptable due to what can be achieved under another legislation. If the principle of residential development can be established via, for example, Class Q permitted development rights then this creates a fall-back position which can be applied to a full planning application.

The principle of this approach has been used successfully in planning applications and appeals recently.

We are seeing continued success using this approach writes James Whilding, Director of Acorus. For example, full planning permission was recently granted for a new build development in South Devon following Class Q approval for the conversion of a former agricultural building.  With the principal of development established under Class Q, the revised scheme was effectively a replacement dwelling application and one, which offered a positive impact. 

Acorus planners and designers have been involved throughout the process in providing assistance with pre-application consultation with the LPA, a Class Q submission, a subsequent full planning for the new build, the provision of construction drawings and a Building Regulations application, the tender process and project management services throughout the build process. 

If you have a particular development project in mind and looking for a ‘one stop shop’ turnkey service please contact your local office.


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