Re: Rustic Barn conversion

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Anonymous
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Melisa ,Hi having spent the last two years obtaining Planning permission for an old stone Masia ,I have some knowledge of how the planning system works for rural development .

This is really quite a long and involved process but one thing you must not do is start any works untill you have obtained the appropriate permission.It is quite ok for the locals to suggest that you should go ahead and build ,but it would be another situation if you were to do so ,I can assure you that would very soon be impacted by all manor of officials many of whom possess some alarmingly effective punishments for those who transgress ,for example the forestals dept can stop any development from going ahead if any native pines are affected by building works,and the subsequent fines punishments and orders are swingeing to say the least .

Each province interprets the rural planning laws slightly differently ,but a number of basic principles remain enshrined in law ,as this might be a long subject if you want to PM me I will pass on as much info as I can