Staycation Opportunities – Do You Have Any Suitable Barns for Holiday Accommodation?
Published May 14th, 2020
The British countryside has so much to offer and many plan to discover more of it, whatever the time of year and as soon as lockdown ends. Could the worry of boarding a plane mean that staycations become the new normal?
So why not take a look at that old barn (or even that quite new barn) and see if it’s worth converting into holiday accommodation. It could provide a new income stream and might even qualify for a grant.
Of course you will need planning consent and most grants are subject to a consent being in place. Generally Local Planning Authorities are supportive of conversions that encourage the rural tourism industry, as it can bring more money into the local economy.
One major consideration in barn conversions is ecology and particularly bats. June is the start of the bat survey season so if you are considering conversion you will need to undertake these surveys soon or you will have to wait until next year and potentially be behind the curve.
At Berrys we have helped a number of clients realise the opportunities that their buildings present with planning services, architectural drawings, grant funding applications, building regulations approval and project management through to the finished article.
For a no-obligation initial planning discussion, give us a call and be ready for the new normal!
Val Coleby Planning Manager Kettering – 01536 532388 email email@example.com
Nick Williams Planning Manager Shrewsbury – 01743 267061 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Clark Senior Planning Consultant Hereford – 01432 809833 email email@example.com