A leading industry expert, Louise is recognised for her wealth of knowledge and experience in rural diversification, planning, and development.

Equipped with experience working with farmers, private landowners, estates and institutional clients, Louise provides first-class advice on all aspects of diversification, with a focus on agricultural and change of use permitted development e.g. Class Q and Class R. She delivers strategic advice to her clients on how best to develop and diversify their rural property portfolios.

Enhancing agricultural buildings is second nature to Louise. From converting agricultural buildings into residential homes or commercial units, to aiding clients in developing new agricultural buildings, creating a leisure and tourism attraction or simply reviewing opportunities for the future, she has the knowhow and experience you need.

In addition to her work in the change of use of buildings from agricultural to residential and commercial uses, Louise also has experience in rural agency, valuation and estate management.

Renowned for being proactive and diligent, she thrives on helping her clients future proof their properties, enhance their assets and strengthen their businesses. Whether you own a farm, rural estate, equestrian building or other agricultural assets, look no further than Louise for expert advice.



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Image of Teepee tents Reports & Briefings 06.03.24

Around 10 years ago, we saw the introduction of Class Q (agriculture to residential) and Class R (agriculture to a flexible commercial use) permitted development rights, which opened significant opportunities for barn conversions and rural diversification.

Rural Outlook 2024 - Update on Rural Permitted Development Rights

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buildings - Rural Outlook 24pp brochure 2021 Blog 17.01.22

Now is an excellent time to review existing uses on your farm or estate and consider opportunities for the future.

Give your redundant buildings a new lease of life

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diversify - Rural Outlook 24pp brochure 2021 Blog 17.01.22

There is a full spectrum of diversification projects for you to consider if you wish to enhance your rural property portfolio. But before you embark on this process, here are our top five questions to consider.

Diversifying your estate - top 5 questions to ask yourself before embarking on a new project

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Classs Q image 1 Insights 16.08.21

The Government has recently announced changes to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) (England) 2015.

Changes to Permitted Development rights

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Secure long-term value from supply chains Briefing 10.09.18

Recent changes to Planning Policy could create exciting development opportunities for landowners with land adjacent to existing settlements.

Rural Spectator: Entry level exception site

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Ragged Hall

Our client’s site formed part of their private residence but was highly constrained due to being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in the setting of a Listed Building.

Ragged hall

Gaylors farm

Our client’s objective was to provide a substantial residential dwelling in an unsustainable and sensitive Green Belt location site that comprised a redundant agricultural building in poor condition.

Gaylors farm 2

Summerhouse Farm

Our client wanted to diversify their farm income through the provision of a dog training and exercise field but had twice been refused by the local planning authority.

Summerhouse farm

Bressingham Hall

Having carried out a strategic review of our client’s property holdings, we identified an innovative opportunity to develop several buildings and open new income streams in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Bressingham Hall

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