Barns may be converted to dwellings if certain criteria are met

Barn Conversions

Agricultural buildings may be converted to dwellings under permitted development rights but the conditions are very strict.

Most importantly the building must have been in use for agricultural purposes on 20 March 2013 (or if not in use at that time its last use must have been for agriculture).  The barn must be structurally capable of conversion without substantial rebuilding, no extensions are permitted and the area of residential curtilage must not exceed the footprint of the building to be converted.

For further information regarding the conversion of barns or other planning issues please contact the H&H Planning Team on 01228 406260 or email the team to confidentially discuss your concerns and our fees.