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Agricultural Permitted Development Limits Raised

Barry Davies
12 March 2018 16:28

Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced changes to Permitted Development Rights for the conversion of agricultural buildings into residential dwellings (Class Q), and for new agricultural buildings. These changes are due to come into force on April 6th this year.

The change allows for up to 5 new homes to be created from the conversation of an existing agricultural building, rather than the current maximum of 3.

The amended development rights allow for:

  • up to 3 larger homes within a maximum of 465 square metres or
  • up to 5 smaller homes each no larger than 100 square metres or
  • a mix of both, within a total of no more than 5 homes, of which no more than 3 may be larger homes

The announcement also included an increase in the allowed size of new agricultural buildings on larger farms, raising the limit from 465 square metres to 1,000 square metres.

The regulations come into force on the 6th April 2018, and will remain in effect until 10th June 2019.

See for more information.