• Amy Turner

Amy Speaks at Harper Adams Rural Research Conference on Agricultural Conversions

Following graduation from Harper Adams University, Amy was invited to speak on her dissertation topic at the April 2019 Rural Research Conference. Her research project focused on the success of the two main agricultural change of use permitted development rights under Class Q (Agricultural to Residential) and Class R (Agricultural to Flexible Commercial Use). The findings showed a considerable lack of uptake under Class R, despite a great deal of support through planning policy. Amy then focused her study on the area of Staffordshire to investigate the influences behind this lack of uptake through interviewing Local Planning Authorities, Planning Agents and Landowners which revealed interesting findings.

The conference was a very interesting day with a wide variety of presentations.

If you would like more information regarding Amy's research project, please get in contact with her using out Contact page.