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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > May 2018 > Gaining planning permission on BROWNFIELD PLOTS

Gaining planning permission on BROWNFIELD PLOTS

Previously-developed land can off er an easier path to getting consent for your dream home – but there are challenges to be aware of before you buy this kind of plot, says Mike Dade
The Mays were able to press ahead with their project when national planning policy changed to encourage the conversion of disused agricultural buildings for housing. Since then, permitted development rights have been implemented to enable this kind of change of use – subject to a prior approval procedure

The term ‘brownfield land’ is much used in the media, where it’s often heralded as the logical focus for new large-scale housing development. The phrase may conjure up images of acres of post-industrial degradation, but brownfield plots can provide excellent opportunities for self-builders.

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In the May edition of Build It magazine, you'll find a wealth of inspiration and advice for your self-build, renovation or extension project, including: - Cover house: A traditional-style new home on a garden plot (p20) - Kitchen design ideas (p72) - Does solar battery storage make sense? (p74) - Driveway design ideas (p80) - Complete guide to loft conversions (p 84) - Modern glazed extensions (p98) - How to keep your project on budget (p110)