Rural planning consultancy

***

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...

Continue Reading...


***

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...

Continue Reading...


***

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...

Continue Reading...


***

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...

Continue Reading...


***

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...

Continue Reading...


***

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...

Continue Reading...