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Rampant Barn Building: Myth or Reality?

Permitted Development Rights for change of use from agricultural to commercial use came into force on 30 May 2013, with the aim of assisting economic growth in rural communities. The changes apply to buildings over a certain size which can be used for: offices, industrial or warehousing use, retail, restaurant, hotel or leisure use (including equestrian) without the need for planning permission. For buildings over 500 square metres, a stringent prior …Read More

Summary of property use changes in force since 30 May 2013

The DCLG have published property use changes which came into force on 30 May 2013. Central government is sending a strong message to local government about the need to focus on regeneration and so these changes benefit property developers and property owners. The main use changes are: New homes – commercial to residential change of use: new permitted development rights will allow change of use from offices B1(a) to homes (C3). (However, this change …Read More