Rural Solutions has recently secured planning consent for the conversion of a barn in North Yorkshire to a live/work unit providing living accommodation and associated employment space.
This follows receipt of consent at the end of last year for a live/work unit in the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (see blog entry November 2nd – “Another Win for Rural Solutions Planning”) where the company is providing planning, architectural and construction support.
The company has significant experience of promoting the live/work concept across the country and members of the company’s Planning team have previously been involved in producing planning policies aimed at promoting these types of development.
The live/work concept provides a viable end-use for redundant rural buildings where an unrestricted residential use would not be acceptable and receives specific support in the Government’s new National Planning Policy Framework.
If you would like to discuss the conversion options for a rural building you own, please contact the Rural Solutions Planning Team on 01756 796199.