agricultural workers dwelling

Drawings: Maria Bailey Planning

We recently secured full planning permission for an agricultural workers dwelling near Clawton in the district of Torridge.

We prepared full plans and supporting statements to accompany this application; monitoring it throughout the planning process to deal with any problems that arose.

We also secured planning permission subject to the signing of a Section 106 for a rural enterprise dwelling in Ashwater.

Similarly to an agricultural workers dwelling, the applicants needed to demonstrate the essential need for a key worker to live on site. 

The application received plenty of local support and was approved at Planning Committee on 7th July. This enables the applicants to live on site with their family and focus on the growth and success of the Agriculture and Plant Hire business.

rural enterprise dwelling

 Drawings: The Bazely Partnership

Drawings: The Bazely Partnership


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At a site located between St Giles on Heath and Launceston, we had a recent success at appeal, for a Change of Use of an agricultural building and land within its curtilage to two semi-detached dwellings of equal portion and dimensions under Part 3, Class Q. (a) of the Order. 

By addressing all the points outlined in the legalisation for the application, the Inspectorate concluded, “With reference to the limitations set down by paragraph Q.1. of Class Q of Part 3 to Schedule 2 of the GPDO, insofar as these apply to permitted development under Class Q (a), I am satisfied that the proposal meets the requirements for the change of use of the building, and the proposed curtilage, from agriculture to two dwelling houses.”

We are particularly pleased with the outcome of this application after reading that Torridge District Council (TDC) advised Planning Resource magazine that, "in the early days of the right, the council had a high refusal rate.”