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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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Breach of agricultural occupancy conditions

“Where planning permission for a dwelling was granted subject to an agricultural occupancy condition, and where that condition has been breached continuously for more than ten years, the planning system provides...

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Planning application fee increase

Regulations will come into force on 17 January 2018 that will increase planning application fees by 20% from that date. The fee payable for full planning applications for single dwellings will increase...

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Extended deadline for RDPE Growth Programme grants

The RDPE Growth Programme offers grant funding for a range projects including farm diversification into non-agricultural activities.  Read the piece that we wrote last year about the programme.  The original January deadline...

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