Rural Matters and Agricultural Developments

ADAS specialises in planning developments in rural areas, edge of town locations and greenfield sites.

We recognise that rural areas need special consideration in development proposals. With over 60 years working with communities on rural issues, ADAS has a rich understanding of the environment and communities within the rural sector.

ADAS consultants can offer initial advice, farm appraisals, preparation and handling of planning applications for a wide range of countryside and rural developments including:

  • Agricultural development, buildings and poultry sheds
  • Farm Diversification (including Renewable Energy)
  • Anaerobic Digestion Units
  • Agricultural workers dwellings
  • Agricultural Permitted Development Rights
  • Barn Conversions
  • Tourism based development.

The Planning Team is supported by ADAS’ in-house On-Farm Advice team who are able to provide additional consultancy and independent technical advice to farmers and landowners to help maximise the value of your development projects.  

Take a look at our projects and ADAS wider services or contact us to find out more.

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ADAS is a trading name of RSK ADAS Ltd.  RSK Group is the UK’s largest privately-owned multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy and one of the fastest growing companies of its kind in Europe. With operations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, our comprehensive, solutions-led consultancy services help organisations around the world conduct business in a compliant, and environmentally-responsible manner

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ADAS is the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice. ADAS has a unique combination of insight and practical experience, underpinned by robust, informed, science-based information that allows us to meet the needs of both our domestic and international clients. Our great strength is our breadth and depth of expertise spanning the entire environmental sector.

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Helsby, WA6 0AR
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