Permitted Development Agricultural - Oct. 1st
This web site only seeks to explore the permitted development issues relating to domestic dwellings
rather than agricultural buildings. However, even a farm house is usually treated as a single domestic dwelling
within its own defined residential curtilage that can utilise its permitted development rights.
Erecting buildings for agricultural use under permitted development falls under another
schedule within the GPDO and reference must be made to that document.
The Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 provides a general
planning permission known as “permitted development rights” for certain types of minor development for
agricultural land and buildings.
The types of permitted development allowances most likely to be of benefit to farmers include:
- temporary uses of land
- agricultural buildings below a certain size
- forestry buildings
- caravan sites and related buildings in some circumstances
Permitted development rights are not available for farm or forestry dwellings, or for livestock units sited near
residential and similar buildings. Before making use of agricultural permitted development rights, you should check
if the local planning authority requires prior approval.
Download a pdf guide for Agricultural Permitted
guidance on agricultural permitted development