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Planning permission for farmhouse in National Park

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has successfully secured full planning permission for a farmhouse in the Exmoor National Park.   After the authority’s planning committee resolved at their June meeting to approve the...

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New tax case allows IHT relief for livery business

“Agricultural and other rural trading businesses qualify for either agricultural or business property relief from inheritance tax but, for many years, the established position has been that livery yards do not...

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More grant funding for rural businesses

“As part of a planned investment of £3.5 billion into the rural economy, Defra has announced a £200 million round of grant funding to support rural businesses investing in new equipment;...

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Countryside Productivity Scheme open for applications

The Countryside Productivity Scheme opened for applications on 1 August 2017 for foresters for projects to improve productivity, and arable farmers and horticultural businesses for water resource management projects. The grants...

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Unlocking the potential of farm buildings

Many farmers will be familiar with ‘Class Q’ permitted development rights that allow the change of use of agricultural buildings to residential dwellings without the requirement to apply for full planning...

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RICS Publishes Arbitration Guidance

Mark Sanders is a contributing author to the new guidance note on rural arbitrations recently published by the RICS. Sanders welcomed the publication, saying that it will provide a very useful...

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Agricultural workers’ dwelling approved

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has obtained planning permission for a second agricultural workers’ dwelling on a farm in the Exmoor National Park.  After the authority’s planning committee initially deferred determining the proposal, we...

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