The Rural Planning Co are specialist Planning Consultants in Agriculture | Equestrian | Rural Business | Residential. Primarily operating in the Midlands and South West, but further afield on certain projects. Our goal is to provide you with clear, simple advice, in a friendly and honest way. 


Starting with upfront initial and strategic advice, we take you step by step through the planning process, crafting the application to ensure we give you the best chance of success. 

Agricultural planning

Farm buildings - including planning for grain sheds, cattle or sheep / general livestock sheds, poultry and pig buildings, machinery and general purpose buildings 

Agricultural infrastructure - including planning for reservoirs, irrigations pools, tracks, yards, livestock handling facilities, polytunnels, glasshouses

Rural or Farm Workers Dwellings - including mobile and permanent 

Equestrian planning

Stables and shelters - from small buildings for personal use to large commercial yards

Riding arenas - indoor manege, outdoor manege for personal and commercial or business use 

Commercial - getting planning to use your equestrian facilities for business use, such as riding schools, livery yards, studs, racing yards

Rural Business planning

Tourism accommodation - caravan and camping sites, glamping sites, cabins, pods, yurts, bell tents, safari tents, domes, treehouses, barn conversions, holiday cottages and more

Commercial buildings - change of use of buildings for commercial use, in association with a business, or for renting out. 

Leisure and sport - facilities in association with this sector, eg fishing pools, shooting lodges, wolf runs, pilates studios, and ancillary such as toilets, wash facilities etc

Wedding or event venue's - including change of use of buildings and grounds, temporary covers such as Tipi's and marquees

Food & drink businesses - change of use of existing or building new facilities for food and drink businesses, processing, packhouses, storage, offices, farm shops

Farm and rural attractions - attracting the public to the farm, farm parks, corporate events, sport events, tourism attractions, trails 

Residential planning

Barn conversions - from individual barns to large schemes, we work with architects to achieve the clients goals and best value

Live/work units - for rural enterprises such as floristry, carpentry and more

Class Q barn conversions - Changing the use of different types of agricultural buildings to residential 

Residential sites - We specialise in getting small village and rural plots through planning 

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This supplier operates nationally.

Customer Testimonials

After a difficult time with planning, we dreaded the next stage but taking on Hannah and the team has been a breath of fresh air, and made expanding our Farm Park seem almost easy!

Jim Howell
Little Owl Farm Park

Reviews from Business Barn Members

Thank you guys so much for initially helping us get the planning and everything in order … it has been such as great thing for us here in the farm and a decision we were so pleased we made. So thank you all at the Rural Planning Co

Ed & Emma Hemming
Farmer Teds Shed

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