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Author Topic: Help/advice needed please re: retrospective planning application.  (Read 476 times)


  • Joined Dec 2018
Hello all... I'm new here and hoping that someone may be able to help me...

I have been approached by my local planning dept and invited to make a retrospective planning application for a building (well, a silo) that I have put up without permission. I know I shoud have made an application before going ahead but I was under the impression that it would be allowed as permitted development. Not so, however, and there is an article 4 directive in place. I was told I should use a planning consultant, but I have a very limited budget (I am a pensioner).
I am wondering whether I should try & make the application without a consultant, but I just don't know where to start... 
The land is an acre of greenbelt which has a brick building on it which has B1 use, and which I would like to replace with the silo, as this woud effectively double the amount of available space whilst retaining the same footprint. The sio also looks much better as I am surrounded by agricultural land/farm buildings, etc.

Does anyone have any advice, please? Regards, Dookie

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  • Joined Dec 2018
Re: Help/advice needed please re: retrospective planning application.
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 06:47:37 pm »
One other thing, please... how will I know if anyone replies to my post.. does it get notified by email?


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Help/advice needed please re: retrospective planning application.
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 09:37:37 pm »
Actually, you can opt to receive notifications if you like. There's a wee button next to "reply".

As for the planning permission query, you've already built the thing, so did the planning department  indicate that they were unhappy with the structure in any way, or was it just a case of getting a tick in the right box?  I think knowing that information would change the way I'd seek to approach this?
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  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Help/advice needed please re: retrospective planning application.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 04:18:51 pm »
What do you mean by a silo Dookie? Do you mean a tall metal agricultural structure?

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