agricultural need assessments

As rural surveyors based in the South West Townsend Chartered Surveyors have over twenty years of experience in preparing Agricultural or Business Need Assessments for our rural-based clients to demonstrate the need for new agricultural buildings or accommodation.

Our ANA service includes:

  • Advice to support planning applications
  • Advice to support permitted development right applications
  • Rural business need assessments
  • Diversification options
  • Rural business advice

Most planning applications for new agricultural accommodation will require an Agricultural Need Assessment Report. We are also involved in preparing a number of Business Need Assessments for rural-based businesses to achieve change of use status for existing buildings, or extra accommodation to ensure the business needs can be met.

Recently we have carried out need assessments for

  • new dairy unit for greenfield site
  • agricultural dwellings on dairy farms
  • new buildings on dairy farms