Five concerns for countryside planning

The most common reason that appeals against refusals of barn conversions under permitted development rights are dismissed, changing criteria for defining an 'essential' rural worker's dwelling and landowners' wishlists for further planning changes featured prominently in a conference held last week in the Oxfordshire countryside.

by Richard Garlick
Barn conversion: guidance now stricter on changes allowed to enable residential use of agricultural buildings (Picture credit: Kernon Countryside Consultants Limited)
Barn conversion: guidance now stricter on changes allowed to enable residential use of agricultural buildings (Picture credit: Kernon Countryside Consultants Limited)

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