Rural & Agricultural Planning

Agriculture is an ever-changing industry that continues to face challenges on a daily basis. Now, more so than ever, rural and agricultural planning is providing to be essential to plan for your future to ensure you have the correct agriculture facilities, complying with legislations, and maximise diversification opportunities to help your business run as efficiently as possible.

With a strong agricultural background, Olivia Starkey Planning and Development have considerable experience in a wide range of rural and agricultural planning applications across the Cheshire and Cheshire West area. From new livestock building applications to changes to existing building, we can provide a full A-Z services on all types of agricultural projects.

There are very few consultants that specialise purely in rural and agricultural planning within the Cheshire area, we can liaise with your local authority on your behalf, and ensure that the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.

Having successfully helped a number of clients in similar circumstances, we can provide advice on a range of rural and agricultural planning services on a number of topics including;

  • Full rural and agricultural planning
  • Applications for prior notification of agricultural works.
  • Applications for erection of agricultural buildings under permitted development and requiring planning permission.
  • Creation of new livery yard, ménage and essential workers dwelling
  • Temporary accommodation over the course of a three year period with a view to to applying for a permanent dwelling at the site
  • Conversion of agricultural buildings to commercial uses

Did you know – In June 2020, the total utilised agricultural area in the UK was just less than 17.5 million hectares, roughly covering 72% of the UK land area.

Based in the Cheshire & Cheshire West area, we offer reliable, efficient and professional rural and agricultural planning throughout the North West. For further information, please submit an enquiry.

Mixed Use Planning Permission

  • Change of use and/or extensions of redundant buildings in Cheshire Green Belt
  • Based in the Cheshire & Cheshire West area, we offer reliable, efficient and professional mixed use planning permission for clients throughout the North West. For further information, please submit an enquiry.

Rural Planning Farm Diversification

Having successfully helped a number of clients in similar circumstances, we can provide professional advice on rural planning farm diversification by offering the following services;

  • Offering sound and helpful advice
  • Initial evaluation of existing land and building assets to create a diversification plan
  • Evaluate risk assessment on if diversification will leave you in debt if any financial loans are taken out to complete the work.
  • Working with local authorities to ensure the correct applications have been submitted correctly
  • Addressing issues of accessibility, infrastructure, scale and design

We offer reliable, efficient and professional rural planning farm diversification for clients seeking advice in and around the Cheshire & Cheshire West area. For Further information, please submit an enquiry.

Our Services

Certificates of Lawful Use and Development
Changes of Use
Design and Access Statements
Development Appraisals
Enforcement Notices
Instructing Barristers
Listed Buildings
Local Plan Representations
Permitted Development
Planning Appeals
Planning Applications
Planning Conditions

Contact us today

Telephone: 07815 105595

Mrs Olivia Starkey Msc Surv RICS

Office Address:
Orchard Cottage,
Town Farm Lane,
Norley,
Cheshire
WA6 8NH