Converting a barn into a dwelling using permitted development rights is often far from straight forward, with nearly half of all applications refused. We speak to one farmer who now advises others on how to succeed. “Never give up,” says William Ashley from his farm office in Hertfordshire. The mixed sheep and hay farmer knows a thing or two about perseverance. In the past two years he has had three permitted development rights (PDRs) applications refused, fought and won to […]