Class Q to New Builds

Completion Date: 09 February 2023

LPS were instructed to obtain Class Q approval for the conversion of two agricultural buildings to three residential dwellings. 

Following obtaining Class Q approval to convert existing agricultural buildings to residential dwellings, we then obtained permission to demolish the existing agricultural buildings and construct 3 single storey new build dwellings.

Having established the principle of converting the agricultural buildings under permitted development Class Q, this created a 'Fall Back' position which was a material consideration in proposing to build three new purpose built and energy efficient homes in lieu of the original Class Q approval. For our client, this had significant benefits in terms of development timescales and cost efficiency along with providing a better standard of housing.  

Services Instructed

  • Measured Site Survey 
  • Conceptual and Detailed Design work
  • Management of Class Q Application 
  • Management of Detailed Planning Application 
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