Rural planning


Virtually all diversification projects or attempts to maximise asset value will bring you into contact with the planning system. It is hardly straightforward but success can bring large rewards. Hence success can bring fiscal liabilities, which need to be considered at the beginning of the project.

Our specialist legal team can assist you by advising upon rural land development schemes, planning policy, agricultural occupancy restrictions (Ag ties/Ag tags), section 106 and other planning agreements, and permitted development rights including the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential units.

If you would like any further information or to discuss any rural related matter, please contact Tom Wills, head of the agriculture & estates department at Sintons.