Permitted development: conversion of agricultural buildings to flexible business use

Planning

This Business Guide summarises how farmers can make use of these permitted development rights to convert agricultural buildings they no longer need. Although the Guide provides general advice, farmers may need to obtain professional advice and should always check that the permitted development rights are available and that they are following the correct procedure. For example, the right to change the use of agricultural buildings to business use cannot be used for listed buildings; has been restricted in the Yorkshire Dales and does not apply in Wales. There can also be restrictions placed on previous planning permissions which prevent permitted development rights being used.