David Collier Rural Planning

NameDavid Collier Rural Planning

David Collier Rural Planning specialises in development in rural areas, including:

  • Planning permission for agricultural buildings and dwellings;
  • Farm diversification;
  • Prior approval for permitted development;
  • Buildings and dwellings required for other rural businesses; and
  • Opposition to development proposals affecting rural areas.

David Collier Rural Planning works with carefully-selected specialists in fields such as building design, highways and ecology to ensure that the client has the expertise required to overcome the challenges of site and location.

Our work for clients includes:

  • Pre-application discussions with the Council to agree on the reports needed and identify any policy concerns.
  • Preparation of the planning application and compilation of accompanying reports.
  • Identifying suitable professionals to provide additional assistance.
  • Preparation of statements on planning policies of relevance and how these will be satisfied.
  • Addressing the Council’s Planning Committee where appropriate and subject to the client’s wishes.
  • Making Development Plan representations or objections.
  • Preparation of appeal documents and where necessary appearing at local hearings or public inquiries.
  • Enforcement notices and appeals – normally in conjunction with the client’s solicitor.
  • Lawful Development and Proposed Development Certificates.

Recent and current projects include:

  • Agricultural buildings in a Conservation Area.
  • Change of use of farm buildings to industrial, offices and storage & distribution.
  • Residential conversion of stable block.
  • Opposition to nearby proposed housing development in villages.
  • Prior notification for residential barn conversions.
  • Prior notification for new agricultural buildings.
  • Representations on draft Local Plan.
  • Development of new boarding kennels and cattery in Green Belt.
  • New dwelling to serve equine business in Green Belt.
  • New stable block and hay store in Green Belt.
  • New-build farm shop in Green Belt.
  • New garden room in a World Heritage Site and conservation area.
  • Removal of tourism-only condition in conservation area.
  • Removal of agricultural occupancy condition in National Park.

David Collier Rural Planning incorporating Owen Devenport Agricultural - offices in Colwyn Bay, Denbigh and Llangefni.

Legal: Public Inquiries

Conservation: Ancient Monuments

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Horticulture

Agriculture: Liveries

Agriculture: Small Holdings

Business: Change of Use

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Objections

Industrial: Light Industry

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Change of Use

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Applications

Enforcement: Appeals

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Research: Environmental Impact Assessment