The client was running a successful and established agricultural buildings' business and as his father was retiring he needed a dwelling to be on site to carry on the business. He engaged Owen Devenport, through his Architectural Designer to prepare an application for a bona fide Rural Enterprise dwelling. All the right criteria were in place including the location of the proposed dwelling. However we met with opposition from the officers and so the matter went to Committee. We invoked our right to speak at committee on behalf of our client and with the support of the local Member the recommendation of refusal was (correctly in our view) overturned in favour of the proposal.

This was a properly constituted application for a Rural Enterprise dwelling for a local person with a young family - exactly the type of person this policy was aimed towards. We are pleased that in spite of (unfounded) opposition our services proved successful in this instance