Planning Disputes in Shropshire

Welcome to PCB Solicitors, your trusted legal partner in Shropshire. Our expert team is dedicated to providing comprehensive dispute resolution services tailored to the unique needs of our rural community. Navigating planning disputes can be complex, but with PCB Solicitors by your side, you can trust that your case is in capable hands.

Our Services

Permitted Development Rights

  1. Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwelling houses
    • GPDO 2015 Schedule 2 Part 3 Class Q: We specialise in advising on the change of use of agricultural buildings to residential properties. Whether you’re planning to convert a barn into a home or seeking to maximise the value of your agricultural assets, our team provides expert guidance on compliance and dispute resolution.
  2. Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Flexible Commercial Use
    • GPDO 2015 Schedule 2 Part 3 Class R: Transforming agricultural buildings for commercial purposes can boost rural economies. Our legal experts assist you in navigating the regulatory landscape, ensuring your development aligns with the permitted development rights.
  3. Temporary Recreational Campsites
    • GPDO 2015 Schedule 2 Part 4 Class BC: For those looking to establish temporary recreational campsites, we provide thorough legal support to ensure your project adheres to the guidelines and addresses any disputes that arise.
  4. Agricultural and Forestry Development – Prior Approval
    • GPDO 2015 Schedule 2 Part 6: Prior approval is crucial for various agricultural and forestry developments. Our solicitors help streamline the approval process, mitigating potential disputes with local planning authorities.

Certificates of Lawfulness

  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Sections 191-192: Determining the lawfulness of existing or proposed use or operational development can be challenging. We assist in obtaining certificates of lawfulness, providing clarity and resolving disputes effectively.

Enforcement Issues

Facing enforcement actions can be daunting. Our team is experienced in handling enforcement notices and appeals, working diligently to resolve disputes and protect your interests.

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 84

Isolated homes in the countryside require special consideration under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 84. We offer expert advice on:

  • Essential need for rural workers to live at or near their place of work
  • Utilisation of heritage assets
  • Re-use of redundant or disused buildings
  • Designing homes of exceptional quality, commonly known as “Gummer’s Law” houses

Why Choose PCB Solicitors?

At PCB Solicitors, we combine local expertise with a deep understanding of planning law. Our dedicated team is committed to resolving disputes efficiently and effectively, ensuring that your planning projects progress smoothly. With our support, you can focus on realising your vision while we handle the legal intricacies.

Contact us today to learn more about our planning dispute resolution services and how we can assist you. Together, we can navigate the complexities of planning law and achieve successful outcomes for your projects.

If you need advice to resolve a planning issue then contact us today on 01743 248148 or by email. Alternatively, visit our contact page to fill in our enquiry form, or use the contact details of our offices in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Knighton, Telford, Ludlow, Clun, Bishops Castle and Welshpool.