Supporting The Farming Industry’s Ambition To Diversify

Sector: Agriculture & Rural Estates

Group News

Location: Birmingham

Bringing forward farm and rural diversification projects of varying size and complexity is a growing area of interest for Pegasus Group. This has traditionally involved the change of use of land or buildings to form tourist accommodation, and more recently has included renewable energy schemes.

One the Group’s more unusual projects was to gain planning consent for the conversion of redundant farm buildings to form a cookery school with associated tourism accommodation at Highfield Farm, East Riding of Yorkshire. The school went on to be shortlisted in the Best Cookery School England category at the 2017 Food Awards.

Another was at Easton Farm, Bridlington, where we provided lead planning advice on a large farm diversification project that entailed the conversion of existing farm buildings and new build units to form 28 holiday homes. The proposals concentrated on the development of a purpose built, equestrian led holiday centre with the aspiration to create an environment suited to all abilities. Pegasus Group was involved in the conception and project management of the proposals resulting in the scheme being granted permission, overcoming issues of sustainable development and impact upon the landscape.

Earlier this year, we secured permission for an extension, additional pitches and a new facilities block to a camping and glamping site on a farm at Flamborough, East Riding. The application was for the rearrangement of existing pitches to provide a total of 78 multi-use pitches and six camping pods and included a detailed Planning, Design and Access Statement. The scheme fully took into account the constraints of the site while meeting guidelines and criteria of national planning policy.

Pegasus Group has an extensive track record of success in a wide range of projects supporting the farming industry in its ambition to diversify.

The role of a planning consultant often remains misunderstood by farmers and landowners, but simply put is able to offer a wide range of advice on all planning, development and environmental issues that surround a development. Through their experience and understanding of the legislative process they provide the expertise that optimises the chance of a successful planning application.

You can speak to our specialists in this area at the Farm Business Innovation show being held at the NEC on November 7 and 8, stand 3476.

For more information about Pegasus Group and its services, please contact us.