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Agricultural Development & Rural Planning

Farm Diversification, Rural Employment and Housing

According to the UK Parliament Fact File (January 2020), rural areas make up 90% of England and 71% of the UK landmass is agricultural land.

Against this backdrop, planning is a critical part of the rural economy.

Bluestone Planning is experienced in advising farmers, landowners, developers and businesses in relation to the management of their rural assets.

In particular, we can advise on the following:

  • Agricultural permitted development rights and new farm buildings

  • Rural enterprise and diversification

  • Rural business parks

  • Conversion of rural buildings (including Class Q / residential conversions)

  • Rural workers dwellings and new farmhouses

  • Horticultural operations

  • Advice on agricultural appraisals and viability assessments

  • Land promotion

  • Green and blue infrastructure

  • Renewable Energy

  • Biodiversity and net gain

Our staff expertise includes membership of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.