I am in the process of buying a partly converted barn situated in the countryside. The barn has just been legally separated from the adjoining farmhouse which has just been sold.
The problem is that sole access for the properties now belongs to the farmhouse though the new owners are temporarily allowing access to the barn until a new driveway for the barn is established on the other side of the building. There is an old five bar gate which is the obvious solution which would allow access from the road across a grass verge directly onto the barn land. However there is no driveway here, merely grassed land which will form part of the garden of the barn.
Is planning permission needed to build a driveway for our vehicles?