There has been an increase in the number of permitted development applications for new agricultural buildings up to 1000m2 throughout the County either for fodder storage or cow cubicles.

These buildings can be very straightforward to apply for and landowners and/or occupiers can expect a decision with 28 days from validation.

We believe this increase is since these buildings can be erected every two years and the area permitted has increased from 465m2 to 1000m2, however, there is no guarantee of how long this permitted area will be available for.

Agricultural buildings over 1000m2 would normally require full planning permission, whereby applications must meet national and local planning policy; and a clear understanding of agriculture is required.

Our planning team at Rostons have seen some excellent success stories recently. Tom, George or Holly are happy to help!