Planning is a major part of rural life, with pressure being put on rural areas through expanding urban areas, internal urban-rural migration, and those wanting to enjoy rural recreation, as well as people already living and working in rural areas.
Pressures coming from the urban environment include renewable energy schemes, new housing developments on the edge of urban areas, leisure/recreational activities, transport links such as the HS2 scheme, and new infrastructure projects such as the Hinkley C reactor overhead pylon line.
For those already living and working in rural areas, farmers are looking at expanding and modernising their farm buildings and existing practices. Farmers are also looking to diversify into new ventures or take advantage of the new Permitted Development Rights to convert agricultural farm buildings into residential/holiday lets. People working in rural jobs need accommodation which is provided by affordable housing schemes, new builds and key rural worker dwellings.
At Greenslade Taylor Hunt we have a specialist Professional Team who keep abreast of the ever evolving and changing planning laws. Our team of qualified Chartered Surveyors and Architects have both the experience and knowledge to provide advice and services on matters including the following:
We also provide specialist advice and assistance for diversification projects from assisting with the initial feasibility studies, obtaining the required planning permission and applying for Grant Aid, to managing the building work and finally letting/selling the finished project if required.
Providing expert advice in relation to all rural planning and diversification matters throughout Somerset, Devon and Dorset.
Please contact us for a free no obligation initial consultation.