Added value for existing farm buildings?

This week has seen the Government announce that rural communities will be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes via Permitted Development Rights.

This will enable planning permission to be granted for building works and changes of use without needing a planning application. Of course, conditions apply and limitations will be imposed to control impact and protect amenity, which are determined via prior approval with local planning authorities.

The Government has also extended temporary Permitted Development Rights for new homes to be created from converted storage and distribution buildings until June 2019.

Lanes Planning Director, Peter Biggs is available to discuss owners’ options and timescales linked to this new initiative upon request.


Hertford the new location for Generation Y

So why are millennials flocking to trendy places like Hertford?  No longer the victims of the recession, nor reliant on the bank of mum and dad, ambitious millennials have made their way up the career ladder and their spending power is surging.


The clock is ticking on your Help to Buy opportunity !

Having helps thousands of buyers to secure their first home and avoid a lifetime of renting, the Help to Buy scheme was introduced for new property in 2013. Backed by the Government it provides an interest free loan of up to 20% of a purchase price (40% in London boroughs) meaning that many buyers need […]


The Hertford Brewery – A refreshing blend of history and style

The Grade II listed Hertford Brewery is an exclusive and one-of-a-kind collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes brimming with history and character. Ideally located in the heart of this buzzing market town with great bars, independent shops and restaurants it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular.

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