Eldwick, West Yorkshire


If you have an agricultural barn, it is possible to convert it into a house without formal planning permission under Class Q permitted development rights. This legislation exists as an opportunity to bring unused redundant buildings into viable use.

The regulations state:

  • Upto three dwellings can be created when converting existing buildings using a total floor space of 450sqm.
  • The building cannot be extended beyond its existing external dimensions and the garden area cannot be any bigger than the footprint of the building itself.
  • You can install or replace windows, doors, the roof, exterior walls, water, drainage, electricity, gas and other services to the extent that they are ‘reasonably necessary’ for the building to be used as a home.
  • As long as it is ‘reasonably necessary’, you can undertake partial demolition.

This is one of many barn conversions we have successfully completed through the Class Q route.

Contact us to find out how we can help turn your old agricultural building into a new residential development.

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LARK Architects Ltd
Unit 10 The Crossings | Riparian Court | Riparian Way, Cross Hills | Keighley | BD20 7BW

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