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Jess Hall and Louise Newton


Maximising Development Opportunity: How to Benefit From Permitted Development Rights

There are a range of Permitted Development Rights which exist that may benefit your farm or estate. Updates to legislation last year introduced further opportunity, with the variety and extent of permitted development rights available being greater than ever. However, Local Authorities are increasingly resistant so it is essential to meet the stringent requirements set out in the legislation.

In this session give an overview of the various permitted development rights available, how to best utilise them and how to avoid the common pitfalls. We will run through case studies where permitted development has added value or created further opportunity, as well as touching on some recent appeal decisions.

This seminar will focus on Class Q (agriculture to residential), Class R (agriculture to commercial) and agricultural (Class A) permitted development rights.

About Jess Hall and Louise Newton

Jessica Hall – Jessica Hall is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. She provides professional advice on rural development and planning projects, focusing on strategic site appraisals and exploring the change of use of existing assets to generate new income streams and capital value. She is also a Registered Valuer and has experience in valuing a wide range of property including rural, commercial, residential and equestrian premises.

Louise Newton – Louise Newton is a qualified Chartered Surveyor specialising primarily in rural development and diversification, as well as working on strategic estate management and rural agency. Louise undertakes a variety of planning work ranging from small individual projects to long term strategic planning for farms, estates, equestrian and rural premises. She has a wealth of experience in agricultural permitted development, in particular, the change of use of buildings from agriculture to residential and commercial uses.