Local Planning Authorities

Supporting Local Planning Authorities with specialist Agricultural and Equestrian Planning Advice

As a Planning Officer or Development Manager in a Local Planning Authority, you sometimes require specialist agricultural, equestrian and soils advice to help you to assess an application or appeal. The range of individual specialisms encountered across agricultural and Equestrian enterprises is wide – from intensive pig and poultry units, through dairy and on farm processing, with a high level food safety and hygiene regulations, to storage of specialist machinery and animal husbandry associated with lambing or calf rearing, Applicants are required to use their specialist technical knowledge to support their application; it is necessary, therefore, for you too, to have access to the same level of expertise in order to assess those applications.

At Landscope we have a wide range of practical and specialist technical expertise across a range of both Agricultural, Equestrian and Rural Business Enterprises.In addition to degree level qualifications in agriculture (covering both arable and livestock), business management and Rural Land Management, as well as the following professional level qualifications, we are able to support you in making and defending important judgements about planning:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Central Association of Agricultural Valuers
  • Institute of Professional Soil Scientists
  • Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment
  • British Institute of Agricultural Consultants
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing

Furthermore we have first-hand experience of livestock and arable farming, as well as horse ownership and equestrian business management.

Poultry requires a particularly high level of specialist knowledge in planning and property management.At Landscope, we have that knowledge and planning and have acted for LPA’s and clients nationally on this area.

The services we can provide to Local Planning Authorities include:

  • Agricultural development appraisals
  • Farm viability and financial assessments
  • Agricultural dwelling appraisals
  • Agricultural Land Classification – housing development schemes, commercial development, Solar Array, Wind Turbines
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Equestrian dwelling appraisals
  • Poultry appraisals
  • Giving evidence at appeal hearings & public inquiries
  • Prior notification consultations
  • Enforcement advice

Using this range of specialist technical knowledge and experience, Landscope has been brought in to provide independent witness by a number of Local Planning Authorities across the Eastern and Midlands regions.

How can we help you?

Call us on 01525 630113 or email Sam Franklin at sfranklin@landscope.co.uk