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Town and Country Planning

Agricultural and Rural Workers’ Dwellings

Robert Rhys  MRICS FAAV
Ash Barn

Station Road

Charlton Mackrell

Somerset  TA11 6AG


Tel: 01458 223027

  • Preparation of business plans for new rural based ventures.  In addition to traditional farming enterprises other business land uses which Robert Rhys has helped clients with in recent years have included the breeding and rearing of alpacas, goats, rare breed pigs, quail, fish farming, game rearing, equestrian and horticultural enterprises.

  • Preparation of appraisals to assess business need for accommodation

  • Design and Access Statements
    Planning applications (can include multiple numbers of farm dwellings)

  • Preparation of Written Representations and documentation for Hearing planning appeals with a proven record of success

  • Planning work for the removal of occupancy conditions (traditionally called 'agricultural ties')

Agricultural Buildings


  • Full planning applications for livestock and other farm buildings (usually working with an independent draughtsman)

  • Diversification schemes

Permitted Development Rights under the 2015 Permitted Development Order


  • 28 and 56 day Prior Notification submissions to local planning authorities under the GPDO 2015 Schedule 2 Part 6 for agricultural and forestry buildings construction and Part 3 Class Q use change from farm buildings to dwellings


Development Land


  • Representations on Local Plan consultations

  • Promotion of land to local planning authorities

  • Working with other disciplines for residential development



Other Planning Matters


  • Variations of Section 52/106 legal agreements

  • Applications for Certificates of Lawful Development

  • Advising on supporting/opposing planning applications


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