Rooted in the Countryside

What we do

David Collier Rural Planning specialises in development on or affecting farms and rural estates, including:

  • Applications for planning permission for agricultural buildings and dwellings;
  • Farm diversification applications;
  • Prior approval applications for permitted development (although planning permission is not needed, it may be necessary to obtain the Council’s approval for specified details such as design and siting); and
  • Opposition to development proposals affecting rural areas especially farms and rural estates.

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

Our work for clients includes:

Working in your countryside for development
Working in your countryside
  • Pre-application discussions with the Council to agree on the background reports needed to accompany the planning application and identify any policy concerns to be addressed.
  • Preparation of the planning application and compilation of background reports.
  • Identifying suitable professionals to provide additional assistance – though these would be instructed by the client once satisfied of their suitability to ensure that there will be a direct and fruitful relationship.
  • Planning Policy Statements
  • Addressing the Council’s Planning Committee where appropriate and agreed with the client
  • Development Plan representations or objections.
  • Preparation of appeal documents and where necessary appearing at local hearings or public inquiries.
  • Enforcement notices and appeals
  • Applications for Lawful Use Certificates to safeguard existing development.
  • Proposed development certificates (to establish the status of proposed development).

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Another shot from the Virtual Shropshire drone. This is Maws Craft Centre at Jackfield in the Ironbridge Gorge The former Victorian tile factory now houses a fantastic selection of art & craft studios, shops and cafe. Well worth a visit when lockdown is over! #visitshropshire

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2 of 2. The banks have saved a lot of money by making branch staff redundant. They're not spending that saved money on the people manning their helplines. They've taken the opportunity to cut back on staffing and service.

I was talking to a client y'day about the service we're getting from our banks. We agreed that getting a sensible answer out of them following the closure of local branches is well-nigh impossible. Today I was kept waiting so long that handset battery died just as the man spoke.

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