SH Newsletter January 2021 WEB - Flipbook - Page 7
Some proposals and activities may complement existing farming operations through permitted
development rights (i.e. not requiring planning permission typically by being for less than 28days per year
or small scale) whilst others may need to apply for planning permission for new or expanded activities with
relevant supporting material justified against relevant Policies. Our track record includes a wide variety of
successful schemes gaining planning permission include:
• Commercial uses for underused buildings: including shops, offices, cafes, craft scale production, storage and leisure
uses which can be suited to the existing demands of your business.
• New visitor accommodation and small-scale housing: within underused traditional buildings or a range of new
overnight accommodation options (e.g. Pods to luxury lodges). There are now options to suit most farm business
settings in terms of size, scale and appearance.
• Glamping, Camping, Caravans & Motorhomes: With relatively limited facilities there is potential to operate under
permitted development rights or over longer durations through planning permission.
• Recreational sites and other diversified agricultural uses.: many options exist encompassing things such as paintballing, quad biking, Zip wire or adventure courses as well as more traditional farm based experiences.
• Renewable energy: to lessen the annual farm costs or to provide an alternative income stream. There is greater public
awareness of the need for cleaner energy sources and the technology continues to become more efficient.
Our website has more details of recent project examples:
www.stephenson-halliday.com. If you need help to secure the necessary approvals for
your own plans: email your contact details and outline of your plans and the help you
need to email@example.com and we will contact you.