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Rural Enterprise Dwelling Practice Guidance

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This TAN provides guidance on how the planning system can support sustainable rural communities.
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The guide is aimed at planning applicants, their advisers, and local planning authorities.

We have prepared this Practice Guide to assist planning applicants and local planning officers understand the Rural Enterprise Dwelling requirements set out in Technical Advice Note 6 Planning for Sustainable Rural Communities.

This practice guide:

  • explains in more detail what Rural Enterprise Dwellings are;
  • sets out how development proposals should be justified and assessed;
  • gives practical advice on evidence needed to support planning applications; and
  • indicates sources of assistance.