Berrys secures planning consent for self-storage centre

Published November 5th, 2019

Planning consultants at Berrys have successfully secured retrospective planning permission for the change of use of agricultural land to a commercial self-storage centre on the edge of Northampton. 

“Although the site is close to the large town of Northampton, the site itself is in a rural location and characterised by agricultural grazing land,” explained Ian Taylor, senior planning consultant at the Kettering office of Berrys

“The storage centre was already in place but the planning application still presented many challenges, including demonstrating that the location was suitable for commercial use.”

“There were also Council Officer concerns regarding its impact on local highways and the visual impact of the development but Berrys managed to satisfy officers that the development was acceptable and planning permission was duly granted. 

“This means that our client can continue to operate a highly successful business from the site which has experienced high demand since it opened,” Ian added.

For help with a planning application contact your local Berrys office or Ian Taylor at the Kettering office on 01536 532384 email


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More about Ian Taylor

Senior Planning Consultant
Tel: 01536 532384
Mobile: 07384 467425

Ian is a Senior Planning Consultant within the Kettering office of Berrys having joined the firm in April 2019. He obtained his BA (Hons) degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield in 2001 and his MA in Spatial Planning from Birmingham City Universi

Prior to Berrys, Ian gained wide-ranging experience and skill sets in both public and private sectors, He has been a MRTPI Chartered Town Planner for almost ten years.

Over the last decade Ian has worked for a variety of planning and development consultancies in London, the northern Home Counties and the Midlands. Projects have ranged from urban regeneration and redevelopment commercial and residential schemes in Central London to rural diversification schemes.