Planning consent secured for new rural business centre

Last week Rural Solutions secured planning consent for a range of Grade II listed farm buildings for conversion and new build to form a rural business centre.

The recent NPPF legislation encourages local authorities to look more favourably towards planning applications seeking to bring new life and economic benefits to derelict or little used agricultural buildings.  There is now a solid basis for applications of this nature to be brought to bear.

The location, on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, provides a stunning backdrop for this range of buildings and achieving consent will enable a long-term future for the site while bringing financial security for the family.

James Ellis, Senior Planner with Rural Solutions, has worked with the client for a number of years to achieve consent and said “The planning climate for development of rural buildings has never been as favourable and a combination of a forward thinking client, a site with tremendous potential and a local authority open to opportunities paved for the way for a positive result”.