New barn boost for agricultural business

PDP_Boost for Agricultural Business

Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce that planning permission has been secured for the erection of an agricultural barn to be used in connection with a small agricultural holding in South Derbyshire.

The building will provide much needed dry and secure storage for farm machinery and hay. The machinery includes a tractor, baler, trailer, mower and topper mower. The size of the barn has been carefully devised to reflect the operational needs and is considered to be commensurate with the current farming activities. The barn will be a traditional, modern agricultural building. The materials will consist of blockwork with a timber clad roof.

There are currently a number of barns on site which are in varying conditions, with some being dilapidated. These will be demolished, removing a total of 195m2 of floor space to be replaced with the proposed barn of 200m2. This will provide more secure and efficient storage compared to what is currently existing within the site.

In line with our clients brief our Architectural Team, in collaboration with the Planning Team, prepared a scheme that would sit comfortably within rural surroundings of the site. This includes the location towards the south western boundary of the northern field, bounded by hedgerows and trees.

Additionally, the scheme took into consideration the potential impact on neighbouring residents so is located a sufficient distance away from residential dwellings.

Supporting agricultural development

Obtaining planning permission in the countryside can bring about significant gains and help to maximise the value of your rural property. However, development in the countryside is subject to strict planning controls which can make obtaining planning permission very difficult. Our RTPI Chartered planning experts have vast experience of working on projects for homeowners, landowners and farmers in rural areas including agricultural buildings, barn conversions, Certificates of Lawfulness and farm diversification schemes.

We provide honest and sound advice, mediate when required and maintain high professional standards. We aim to build strong and lasting relationships with our clients and we are always pleased to work with architects and other professional companies.

Contact us for a no obligation consultation to discuss your ideas for your property on 01332 347371 or email

Megan Askham, Planner, Planning & Design Practice Ltd

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