Help your clients unlock new potential 

New Permitted Development planning regulations, dubbed ‘Clarkson’s Clause’, will make life a lot easier for farmers looking to diversify their agricultural businesses. Now is the time for your clients to maximise the opportunity to convert agricultural buildings into monetised commercial spaces. 

The opportunity for farmers across England to change the use of farm buildings to commercial spaces has been expanded to include a broader range of uses. This means it is now easier than ever to turn unused farm buildings into commercial spaces like farm shops, restaurants, outdoor sports facilities, and even farm training centres, without the hassle and expense of submitting a planning application. 

Furthermore, changes in permitted development regulations also mean that the amount of floor space that can be transformed from agricultural to flexible commercial use is increasing from 500 to 1000 square metres.

The benefits of diversifying beyond agriculture include the ability for farmers to increase their revenue streams, innovate to meet the latest consumer demands, and enhance the value of their estate. 

Now is the time to speak to your agriculture clients about how commercial finance can help them future-proof their businesses and drive new revenue. 

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