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Planning Applications

Your Planning Application Consultants

At The Rural Planning Practice, we handle a comprehensive range of planning applications and consents, regardless of size, including:

  • New residential, commercial, and industrial developments
  • Rural worker dwellings
  • Agricultural and forestry buildings
  • Equestrian development
  • Changes of land use
  • Householder developments, such as extensions, outbuildings, and annexes
  • Obtaining Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Prior approval notifications
  • Restoration and improvements to historic buildings
  • Works related to protected trees
  • Advertisement consents
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Discharge, variations, and removal of planning conditions
  • Rural Building
Residential rural new build
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Help To Navigate a Complex Process

As the planning process becomes increasingly complex, even for straightforward applications, Local Planning Authorities now demand a comprehensive array of drawings, surveys, and reports upfront.

We provide expert guidance on the appropriate type of application/consent to apply for and the necessary supporting information required for a successful outcome. We can also advise on when it's best to seek pre-application advice from the council and assist you in navigating that process.

With our in-house technical designers and a network of architects and designers, we ensure that your project receives the expertise it deserves. Whether you have your own architect or need assistance in choosing the right professional, we're here to help.

An Expert Planning Team

Our team possesses a diverse range of expertise, enabling us to produce high-quality supporting documents, including:

  • Planning Statements
  • Design and Access Statements
  • Heritage Statements
  • Agricultural Justification Statements
  • Rural Diversification Statements
  • Rural Business Appraisals
  • Tourism and Marketing Reports

We collaborate with a trusted group of specialist professionals, including highway and drainage engineers, ecologists, arboriculturists, archaeologists, and environmental surveyors, all of whom are members of their appropriate professional institutions.

In response to staff shortages and application backlogs within Local Planning Authorities, we take a proactive approach. By leveraging our experience and fostering cooperative relationships with planning officers, we consistently achieve positive outcomes for our clients.

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Pre-Purchase Advice From The Rural Planning Practice

If you are acquiring a site or property with the intention of development, we can assist before you commit to buying. With our Pre-Purchase Advice we will look at the planning history of the site, relevant national guidance and local plan policies, restrictions and importantly, the chances of success for your project.

Rural Planning

Case Studies

Examples of how we’ve recently helped clients with rural planning projects

Equestrian

Planning Permission Granted for 204 Loose Boxes

Mid Sussex District Council
15th December 2023

Equestrian

Equestrian Change of Use in the Cotswold AONB

Cotswold District Council
22nd January 2018

Let's Discuss Your Planning Application

Contact The Rural Planning Practice for professional and bespoke rural planning solutions.