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SF Planning successfully removes planning conditions

Cheltenham-based SF Planning Ltd has succeeded in removing unenforceable planning conditions on a home in the Stroud district.

The company was brought in to assess and seek removal of two occupancy planning conditions limiting the use of the building in Woodford to someone employed or last employed in agriculture on a property.

A further condition limited the use of the property to workers on the adjacent farm - which had stopped working as a farm over 20 years ago. These two conditions effectively meant that the property was uninhabitable.

SF Planning was able to demonstrate that the two conditions were both unenforceable and inappropriate to the area. The condition limiting occupancy to the adjacent farm enterprise was shown to be impossible to fulfill and at odds with the provisions of the National Planning Practice Guidance. Through working in partnership with David James and Partners, it was shown that there was no demand for agricultural workers' dwellings in this location.

SF Planning said: "Our Planning Statement demonstrated how Woodford had transcended from a predominantly agricultural locale in 1978 to an entirely commercial and residential settlement by 2020, and that therefore the applied conditions of the original permission were no longer relevant, given the absence of agricultural enterprises which would create demand for an agricultural worker's dwelling."

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