I want to convert an agricultural building into a dwelling. What do I need to do?

Cheffins Planning team has recently secured prior approval for a number of ‘Class Q’ permissions in the region (can you be more specific about the region I.e Cambridgeshire). This allows the change of use of agricultural buildings to dwellings without the need for full planning permission.

Is there an inherent value in securing Class Q permissions?

Many of the buildings that Cheffins Planning team has secured Class Q prior approval for have been entered into the Cheffins Property Auctions. Recently the team secured a prior approval permission for an agricultural dwelling near Great Sampford in Essex. This was subsequently sold for £310,000 at Cheffins Property Auction. This dwelling has now been converted and is on the market with offers over £900,000. The end result is a high quality, high specification design with far-reaching views over the Essex countryside. It makes an effective use of a former agricultural building and has enhanced dilapidated building and site.