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New national planning policy framework

“Since our article last month about emerging national policy to support succession dwellings, the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been published setting out the Government’s planning policies for England...

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Farm succession dwellings

“We are increasingly being asked to advise in situations where the next generation of a farming family is taking on the business and where a second dwelling is needed so that...

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New rules for planning conditions

“New planning rules will come into force on 1 October 2018 that will require Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to engage with applicants before imposing pre-commencement conditions on a planning permission”, says...

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Grants to restore historic farm buildings

The Historic Building Restoration Grant scheme opened for applications on 29 March 2018.  The scheme is being piloted in the Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Owners...

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Update on Class Q barn conversions

“Changes to planning rules come into force on 6 April 2018 that will increase the number of dwellings that it will be possible to develop under the Class Q permitted development...

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Countryside Stewardship open for applications

A streamlined version of Countryside Stewardship has been launched to make it easier for farmers to apply for funding to support wildlife and the environment. The scheme now includes an Arable...

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