Agriculture and Farm Diversification

We have regular involvement in a wide range of agricultural developments and farm diversification projects. These have included farmstead relocations, intensive livestock buildings, agricultural storage buildings, grain stores, polytunnels, solar farms, farm shops, rural workshops, barn conversions and holiday lets. We work closely with all our clients not only to ensure that their needs are met, but also to help steer their projects through the increasingly demanding planning system ensuring that projects are well conceived and well presented.

Agriculture and Farm Diversification Project

In recent years we have developed considerable expertise in preparing landscape capacity studies and landscape assessments for major polytunnel projects for soft fruit production in both England and Scotland. Our approach has generally been well received by the planning authorities concerned.

Agriculture and Farm Diversification Project

We also helped a farmer client achieve success at the Court of Appeal in clarifying the law on agricultural permitted development rights [R(Murrell) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2010].