Law firm updates landowners

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Foot Anstey held a special event for landowners last week, examining the topic of converting agricultural buildings to residential accommodation.

The law firm jointly hosted the event at its Truro office with the NFU.

Changes to planning legislation introduced last year now allow the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential accommodation without the need for a full planning application – however, not without obstacles and challenges.

Foot Anstey‘s planning specialists, Fergus Charlton and James Clark, spoke to an audience of landowners and cautioned that, while the new changes presented an opportunity, they should carefully consider how they deal with the impacts that the change of use may give rise to, otherwise their application risks being refused.