Apple barrels in orchard

Opportunity given to smallholding for diversification and expansion

Bloomfields has successfully gained permission for a new agricultural building to support a rapidly expanding smallholding. Our client wanted to diversify from their juice production to bespoke African cider and mead. Bloomfields successfully set out to the Council the specific requirements of the building in terms of storage, staff facilities and production. Thus the building […]

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Fish Farm

Building approved to support fish farm

Bloomfields has obtained confirmation that Prior Approval was not required for an agricultural building to support a successful and expanding fish farm. The application was submitted under the 28 day prior notification procedure. The thorough case made by Bloomfields in terms of the buildings agricultural need and location justification meant that the application was looked […]

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Cold store

Controlled Atmosphere (CA) store for apples achieved

Bloomfields submitted a Prior Notification application for a new cold store facility for a company specialising in growing and packing apples and pears. The result was a positive one – allowing our client to store their fruit for longer on site and adjacent to the existing packing complex. This adds to other successes that have […]

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Dering Wood (14) (Medium)


Bloomfields have gained prior approval for the change of use of an agricultural barn to a residential dwelling and associated operational development. Bloomfields successfully managed and presented an attractive conversion for a small traditional style barn to a dwelling house. Given the proximity of the barn to our client’s house, this approval has opened up […]

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Bloomfields was contacted after another local planning consultant had failed to get prior notification for the conversion of two agricultural barns to houses.  Bloomfields strategically attacked the reasons for refusal in a preliminary application for one dwelling on the site, thus establishing the principal of having a residential unit.  Once approved, Bloomfields  resubmitted a scheme […]

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2nd bldg

Permission was obtained to convert two rural buildings on the same site into two separate dwellings within their own curtilage

Having had an application to convert this rural building refused on the grounds it was in an unsustainable location, Bloomfields submitted a subsequent application. Bloomfields used recently published Government guidance to advise the planning authority that sustainable development was not a matter that should have been considered when assessing the desirability of the location. Bloomfields also […]

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Hopper Hut - NEW VERSION - 09 March 2017 (Medium)

A new lease of life given to traditional hopper huts

Our client had aspirations to maximise the potential for use of this building for residential purposes. Having previously been granted permission for use as a holiday let, the client instructed Bloomfields to identify the simplest strategy to attain full residential use. Despite works having already been carried out to convert the building to a holiday […]

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Conversion of farm building in sought after rural location into a home with garden and far reaching views

Bloomfields have gained permission for the change of use of a former agricultural store building to residential using the Class Q permitted development rights. The scheme included all building operations required to facilitate the conversion into an open plan two bedroom house. Within the application Bloomfields provided a robust case with supporting information to prove […]

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FINISHED ART WORK - 08 Jan 2017 - New Cockhill Farm - Yelsted Lane - Kent (Medium)

Achieving a permanent home for our client

Bloomfields’ client had lived in a mobile home on her farm for 35 years.  However, this use was not permitted for anyone else and use of the mobile would cease after Bloomfields’ client finished occupying the unit with its ancillary accommodation (both also required subsequent removal).  Bloomfields were instructed to obtain permission for a permanent […]

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Asparagus buildings conversion

Two buildings on a farmstead in rural Kent have been given a significant uplift in value after change of use was granted for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential use. This was for a former farm office, together with a farm building that had been used for the sale of asparagus from the adjoining […]

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