We obtained consent for a timber frame building business on a countryside site outside Cookstown as a farm diversification scheme. This involved the conversion and extension of farm buildings.
The Department served an enforcement notice alleging that agricultural sheds had been erected on a farm in Lisburn without planning permission. We appealed the notice and obtained retrospective planning permission for the sheds by establishing that they were necessary for the efficient functioning of the farm holding.
MBA obtained consent for a mixed use scheme on a farm involving a guest house, equestrian facilities and two replacement dwellings. The key issue was the interpretation of farm diversification policy.
When MBA was appointed this business was being run within the applicant’s house. We provided a feasibility study into the options for expansion and relocation of the business within the existing farm holding. We concluded that the conversion of a barn was the most suitable option and achieved planning permission for it.