Archive for: February, 2016

temporary agricultural workers dwelling

Q:

In our search for information about possibly building a home, we have come across your website.
We have a few questions, but let us first explain the situation. Chris currently works as Nursery manager at Valley Grown Nursery. They would like to look into the option to get us to live on site and they have asked us to get some more information about the building process, costs and time frame. Is it possible to sit down with someone and discuss the options?
We are looking for a 3-4 bedroom house, with one bathroom. Ideally the build is to be finished at the end of June this year. There is a piece of unused land available at the nursery site (approximately 20-40 meters).
We have had a look at your portfolio and floor plans on your site and that’s given us a rough idea of what we would like. Also if it’s possible we would like to have a look at one of your show homes.

A:

Thank-you for your enquiry… Have you spoken with a planning consultant? You need to apply for a temporary agricultural workers dwelling…. it used to be called PPS7 application. Viewing are booked online where are you based?

The idea is that this will be built in the garden of my mothers property

The idea is that this will be built in the garden of my mothers property – it will be used as accommodation for my  family – services linked direct and fed off main house and therefore we are of the understanding that no planning will be required so long as we meet the ‘mobile’ criteria and size. The garden includes an extremely large concrete area that this can be sited on ( it used to be a farm yard but not been farmed for 30 years and is deemed part of garden) – we have read the various criteria   and understand a bit about it but believe that we do fall into not requiring permission – I have discussed it with the chairman of our local  parish council and he is in agreement that it falls outside of a need for planning based on what I have told him . WE are going to be using it as accommodation whilst we are building 4 houses  in the adjacent field which has outline planning already granted – but the building works will be over a 5 year period as we are proposing   to self build ( and fund – hence why its going to be a long project !! ) –  and then sell each one once completed. Long term I see that this mobile home may remain after we move into the last  house we build andthen  become my daughters residence ( alternatively it may be re sited in what will be our new house garden- but that a long way off yet !. There is so much so up in the air as I am sure you can imagine, but my first priority is  to sort the immediate living needs of the family !

A:

Yes you don’t need planning but we do advise you get a lawful development certificate… did you see our planning guide?
Ok as above… you don’t need planning it just about peace of mind really…

 

We are in the process of researching homes that fall within the “caravan act”

Q:

Hello,
We are in the process of researching homes that fall within the “caravan act” as we are looking to erect one on the family farm. We are in the early stages and are soon to apply for planning permission. Your homes look very high quality and I find them much more attractive than the alternative log cabins. We would be looking for one of the larger homes as it would be a family home (kids plus dogs!) and probably used for long term living accommodation.
I would need a little help with arranging the layout as we would require 3 bedrooms but we would also require a utility room with a back door onto garden – I have a layout in mind and would like to know at what stage is best to ask you to create a floor plan and start costing the build? Like everyone we want the best available space (within the restricted space allowed under the caravans act)
Kind regards
Jo

A:

 Thank-you for your enquiry…
For your interest I’ve attached an example quote for a 65 x 22 ft mobile home. You will see different prices that represent various finishes… I hope it’s not too confusing we just need to show all the different materials options because the same floorplan can have a price variation of 40%.
I will post a catalogue today…
Have you seen the example floorplans on our website?