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Diversification via Development Seminar

Diversification via Development Seminar - Sheldon Bosley Knight

Diversification via Development Seminar - Sheldon Bosley Knight Sheldon Bosley Knight were delighted to sponsor the recent Diversification via Development Seminar hosted by Warwickshire Rural Hub on Tuesday 30th April.

The  Seminar provided an opportunity for farmers and landowners to learn more about the options available to them for converting farm buildings to residential use. Daniel Jackson, Director of Sheldon Bosley Knight and an Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute, was joined by two other local experts who between them covered the planning, finance and tax implications of rural diversification.

Daniel explained the Class Q Permitted Development rights that were introduced in 2014 and which apply to buildings that were in agricultural use on 20th March 2013.

Diversification via Development Seminar - Sheldon Bosley Knight He gave some examples of Class Q applications and discussed the common pitfalls to be aware of including the maximum floor space that can be developed, the number of dwellings allowed and the deadline for completion of the building.

Daniel and his planning team have worked on a number of successful Class Q applications and he emphasised the importance of seeking professional advice for anybody considering Class Q development given the strict criteria that applies.

The audience also heard from Daniel O’Donnell from Rosconn Strategic Land who discussed the role of Promotion Agreements and their value to the landowner, and Mark Dickin of Ellacotts explained the all important tax implications.

The seminar was very well attended with over 85 guests who enjoyed networking over hot bacon baps and the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

For further information and to discuss your own rural diversification plans, please get in touch with Daniel on


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Planning Case Study – Two Storey Rear Extension

Case Study - Planning Permission - Broad St Stratford on Avon

Case Study - Planning Permission - Broad St Stratford on AvonOur client was looking to extend their property with a two storey extension to the rear together with various interior alterations.


The applicant bought the two bedroom property in Broad Street, Stratford-upon-Avon with the intention of constructing a two storey rear extension to create a 3rd bedroom on the first floor and a larger kitchen/dining area on the ground floor.

The proposal involved the removal of the existing ground floor additions and garden room and their replacement with a two storey brick extension.

A first floor was only added on the right hand side of the dwelling due to the distance separation guidelines.


Due to the property’s location within the Stratford-upon-Avon Conservation Area D a Heritage Statement was required to evaluate the impacts of the proposal on the designated area.

Similarly the location within the ‘Old Town’ prompted the District Council to request that an Archaeological Assessment be conducted to ascertain whether the development would cause adverse impact to any potentially significant archaeological remains

The Heritage Statement and the Archaeological Assessment were provided to the Stratford District Council and the application was consequently validated.


There were two neighbourhood objections from the adjacent property, there were no objections from the Statutory Consultees, including the Town Council and the application was subsequently approved by the Case Officer.

The Planning Specialist was Daniel Jackson RTPI.

Click here to view or download the case study.

For more information about our planning and architectural design services please contact Sam Russell at 

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Warwick Boat Club Tennis Challenger


sheldon-bosley-knight-midlands-tennis-challenger-warwick-boat-clubSheldon Bosley Knight were delighted to sponsor the Warwick Boat Club Tennis Challenger Event on 10th September 2016.

Featuring some of the best tennis players in the Midlands, the event was finally won by Marcus Willis, the tennis hero who played Roger Federer at Wimbledon earlier this year.

Daniel Jackson, who is an Associate Director in our Stratford-upon-Avon office and keen tennis player in his spare time, said afterwards ‘it was a fantastic day with an excellent turn-out and the tennis did not disappoint. The fact that it was won by the local-hero and club ambassador, Marcus Willis, was fantastic and a great opportunity to support Warwick Boat Club which is doing a lot of good work promoting the game of tennis in the local community.


However the weather didn’t exactly play ball and the players had to contend with persistent rain throughout the day.

Despite the conditions, the event was very well attended and the spectators were rewarded with an afternoon of excellent tennis.



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Making plans to strengthen the Sheldon Bosley Partnership

Daniel Jackson, Associate Partner, Sheldon Bosley

WH Agricultural event Sean McCann, Mark Dickin, Daniel Jackson, Martin Oliver, John RouseSheldon Bosley are delighted to welcome Daniel Jackson to their ranks as an Associate Partner.

Since his appointment as a Town Planner in December 2014, Daniel has been making waves within the Planning and Architectural department in Stratford upon Avon. In addition to this, he has been influential in numerous strategic development land deals across South Warwickshire and beyond.

Daniel commented “Now is a very exciting time within the company, with huge growth within the planning and development work undertaken. In addition we are now delighted to be able to offer a comprehensive, fully managed new homes sales service in conjunction with Knight & Rennie.

Sam Russell, Partner at Sheldon Bosley, said “We are delighted to have Daniel join the management team.  We are very confident that through his efforts and those of the Planning and Architectural team that this part of our business will continue to grow”.

Daniel is pictured above (centre) along with his fellow speakers at the recent Wealth Management seminar which Sheldon Bosley co-hosted at Stoneleigh Park.