Our client had obtained prior approval for a Class Q conversion (under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015) for use of their property from an agricultural barn to a residential dwelling.
Unfortunately, during construction, significant storm damage was suffered to the structural aspects of the foundations and supports, including the roof covering. We advised the client and sought higher Opinion on whether Class Q rights remained intact.
The client applied for retrospective permission for the re-erection of the barn to form a single dwelling. Following the refusal of this application, we assisted in lodging an appeal with the Inspector, working closely with planning consultants on the preparation and submission of the appeal.