Farm & agricultural buildings

There are normally a number of buildings, both traditional and modern, on farms and estates, which may well provide development opportunities, either to residential or an alternative commercial use.

Construction of new agricultural buildings may require planning permission, although limited permitted rights do exist, and you will need to  ensure that there are no restrictive covenants on the land preventing building.

Recent changes to planning rules have provided permitted development rights to convert agricultural buildings to residential use, subject to various restrictions and prior consent.

For advice regarding existing buildings, land development or advice as to permitted development should contact Tom Wills, head of the agriculture & estates department at Sintons.