Rural Planning

Countryside planning is a complex area - Davies & Co are experts in rural planning, rural development and farm diversification into tourism, leisure and other commercial business sectors.

If you are thinking of diversifying the use of some or all of your farm or estate, we can help. We can offer advice on all stages of the process, including areas such as valuation, site assessment and planning of small to major planning projects, locally and throughout the UK.

Agriculture, Horticulture and Equestrian Developments

Davies & Co are specialists in all aspects of rural planning and diversification. Our team of qualified surveyors can advise on a wide range of agricultural, horticultural, equestrian and rural planning applications.

Our expertise in rural and farm planning includes permitted development applications, new or replacement farm buildings, equestrian centres, stables and outdoor arenas, garden centres and nursery buildings, change of use and/or conversion of existing buildings and farm diversification projects.

We are also able to offer detailed advice on planning law and issues specific to dwellings in the countryside.

Leisure and Tourism

Many farmers and land owners have realized the benefits of diversifying from farming to alternative business uses – principally within leisure and tourism.

Our team has many years of experience in planning rural and farm diversification projects – from mazes to major visitor attractions, and can help ensure that your project complies with planning regulations.

In addition, we are able to provide you with the preparation of feasibility studies, grant aid advice and applications to DEFRA, as well as advising/applying for other initiatives specific to your project.

Site Promotion and Development

Our rural planning services extend beyond planning advice; our team of chartered surveyors can advise on strategic planning, site promotions and development appraisals, and offer expert advice on option agreements, joint ventures and conditional contract agreements with developers in order to maximise the potential of your land or site.

Throughout your project we liaise closely with all consultants and external advisors involved in the planning/diversification process. These include:

Our team of rural planning specialists can give support in planning appeals by written representation, local hearing and public inquiry, and offer advice on business rates and appeals.

Rural Planning in Agriculture