The planning system makes special provision for development relating to agriculture. This ensures that land, buildings and necessary infrastructure are in place to deliver agricultural products to the market place.

In addition farm diversification unlocks economic opportunities for non-agricultural development making alternate uses of land and buildings. This can cross over in to many other areas of planning such as commercial uses, tourism, equestrian, leisure, renewable energies, mineral extraction and after uses.

Smart Planning is expert in making agricultural property productive, achieving optimum facilities and economic diversity.

Smart Planning is leading the field in these areas…

Recent new Permitted Development provisions have opened up a whole new range of possibilities for the change of use of agricultural buildings, without the need for planning permission, to uses including shop, office, restaurant, light industrial, storage and distribution, hotel, assembly and leisure, school. Prior notification may be required and failure to do so may invalidate the provision.

Smart Planning is leading the field in these areas and we invite you to partner with us to boost your agricultural related development productivity.