Rural Planning

Prism Ag has a wide range of both practical and specialist expertise across the Agricultural and Rural Sectors, with first hand experience working with livestock, arable and rural busines diversification enterprises as well as a former managerial background within the foodservice sector adhering to strict food safety and hygiene regulations which is benefical to clients seeking planning for farm shops and cafe's.

Prism Ag is also happy to collaborate with a clients preferred Architect or Planning Consultant to prepare the standalone Agricultural Statement components of rural planning and permitted development applications for:

Agricultural Buildings

Forestry Buildings

Agricultural Tracks

Agricultural Coldstores

Equestrian Stabling, Manége, Solariums or Horsewalkers

Prism Ag can also arrange Planning Stage drawings, prepare and submit Rural Planning and Permitted Development applications for but not limited to:

Agricultural Machinery Storage Buildings

Agricultural Livestock Buildings

Forestry Buildings

Agricultural Tracks

Agricultural Coldstores

Commercial Developments

New Build Residential or Conversions

Temporary / Permanent Agricultural and Rural Workers Dwellings

Full Planning Applications / Variations

Change of Use applications / Retrospective Change of Use applications

Advice following a Planning Contravention or Enforcement Notice

Certificate of Lawfulness applications; including

Breach of Agricultural Occupancy Conditions (AOC)


Other non-agricultural planning matters  are also considered.

Are you a Local Planning Authority or Case Officer? You may require some specialist assistance to assess submitted applications, Prism Ag has provided Agricultural Appraisal services directly to a number of Local Planning Authorities for:

Agricultural Development Appraisals

Livestock Buildings

Arable Buildings

Agricultural Workers Dwelling Appraisals

Farm Viability Assessments

Prior Notification Appraisals

Agricultural Permitted Development

Forestry Permitted Development

Agricultural Building to a Flexible Commercial Use (Class R)

Agricultural Building to a Residential Use (Class Q)

Enforcement Stage Appraisals

Equestrian Development and Dwelling Appraisals


Prism Ag regularly collaborates with a number of Architect firms, Land Agents and Chartered Town Planning Consultants for various projects including Planning, Appeals or Enforcement Action