Barn conversion© Gary K Smith/FLPA/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock
In April 2014 it became permitted development in parts of England to change the use of an agricultural building, and any land immediately surrounding it, to residential. This is known as a Class Q development, and is set out in Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (GPDO). It also allows for reasonably necessary building operations to convert the building, but where planning authorities draw the line between what constitutes a conversion and what is […]