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Planning permission for residential development of land in rural areas has traditionally been difficult to obtain. This is particularly down to planning policy seeking to control development with very few exceptions. As such planning policy seeks to direct residential development to within established settlement development boundaries, and sites identified as suitable in local planning authority’s (LPA) local plans and development management policies.Read more
Acorus’ Eastern team have been successful in obtaining the change of use of a steel framed agricultural building to a dwelling under permitted development rights (Class Q of General Permitted Development Order), in Hampshire. Acorus also undertook the necessary design work. Queries regarding the structural capability of the building were raised during the course of the application, but these were successfully overcome during the course of the application through regular engagement with the planning officer.Read more
Acorus has successfully gained planning consent for a new second dwelling for a client in Cambridgeshire. Due to the client wishing to retire, and hand the control of the business over to his sons, a new dwelling was required to take over the role the existing dwelling has fulfilled up until this point.Read more
The Acorus Northern team have secured two recent Class Q approvals for modern design steel portal framed buildings in West Yorkshire; Kirklees Council and Leeds City Council; both applications were approved subject to conditions requiring the submission of Phase 1 contamination reports.Read more