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Guiding You Through Planning Permission for a Leisure Attraction


Setting up a leisure attraction on your farm will definitely need planning permission - discover more, from Davies & Co., here...


Are you a rural entrepreneur, farmer or landowner looking to develop a site but unsure of who to turn to for help? Davies & Co. are here to help, and will be exhibiting at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2020!


Davies & Co. have a national reputation for assisting with diversification, and have extensive experience in overcoming planning restrictions. These include building on agricultural land, green belt land, and specialising in rural planning and development, rural property investment, business rates and appeals.


Want to learn more about getting planning permission for your leisure attraction? Then take a look at Davies & Co.’s top tips for dealing with diversification projects

This red barn in a green field would have required planning permission to build

How Can Davies & Co. Help?

Change of use from a farm to a leisure attraction is challenging, but Davies & Co. are here to help. They aim to help you to avoid the pitfalls, providing advice on local and national planning policies, and offering guidance on compliance regulations in order to secure your planning permission.


Preparation of planning, design and access statements is where they can help, together with:


  • Co-ordinating specialist advisors;
  • Securing structural surveys;
  • Transportation assessments;
  • Protected species;
  • and ecological reports, amongst many other strengths.

Hear What Barry Davies Has to Say...

“Many farmers and landowners have realised the benefits of diversifying from farming to leisure and tourism business uses. These projects can introduce a new revenue stream, and our team can help you to maximise the potential of your land or estate,” commented Barry Davies, Director of Davies & Co.


Davies & Co. is a sponsor of the National Farm Attractions Network, and has an outstanding reputation in the UK when it comes to leisure and tourism. Their experience has helped clients to create successful businesses and, therefore, maximise their assets.


Davies & Co can advise on a wide range of leisure and tourism attractions, from theme parks, farm parks and safari parks, to visitor centres and heritage sites, to farmhouse accommodation and glamping sites.


“Working closely with a farm attraction in Staffordshire was particularly exciting”, commented Barry. Tom Robinson, from Postern House Farm in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, commented on Barry’s work:


“We have diversified into Agri-tourism. Barry was appointed to advise on securing planning permission, grant aid funding, and the educational angle of such developments. I have been very impressed by his professionalism during lengthy negations with the planning authority, and other agencies and statutory bodies”.


“Another exciting project was helping gain the required permission for another popular leisure attraction the South of the UK”, stated Barry. Matthew Heast, from Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire, said: “Davies & Co has helped on several occasions with planning matters. We have been successful in obtaining planning permission for our indoor play area with their help and expertise”.


Barry’s final words were, “we offer our clients involvement in every stage of the project, and can advise on planning policy and legislation, valuations for funding purposes and even grant aid. In today’s changing and challenging environment, it’s important to keep up to date with new legislation and ensure clients are kept informed every step of their journey”.

A glamping pod in the woods is a classic diversification project

Want to Meet Barry For Some 1-to-1 Planning Permission Advice?

Barry Davies will be exhibiting his services at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2020, on 11th & 12th November at the NEC, Birmingham. If you want to join Barry, and exhibit at next year’s show, get in contact with Event Director, Reece Morris:



Alternatively, if you want to meet Barry face-to-face for some expert advice on planning permission, then stay tuned for our FREE tickets! These will be available to apply for very soon but, for an initial no obligation discussion, just give Davies & Co., they would be delighted to hear from you:





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