Homehaus | 17th August 2013 | By: Homehaus

Talks Underway to Relax Rules on Agricultural Renovations

Talks Underway to Relax Rules on Agricultural Renovations

The renovation and conversion of agricultural buildings for residential use could become easier if Government proposals get the go ahead.

A series of planning rules are to be discussed with the aim of making projects such as barn conversions a much more attractive prospect to custom builders. Gaining permission for the change of use of agricultural building has been challenging in the past, but the new rules aim to make the process more viable.

A consultation document, 'Greater flexibilities for change of use', details the potential for an existing agricultural building to change to residential use with the right to develop up to three individual homes. At present the proposal is to limit individual homes to no more than 150square meters.

Public views are being sought through the consultation process which ends on October 10th, 2013.


Photo credit: Robert Moore