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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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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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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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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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Small Dairy Farmers Scheme open for applications

The Small Dairy Farmers Scheme opened for applications on 24 April 2017.   The scheme offers a one off payment to eligible farmers who apply for funding.  A total of £8.5 million is available and...

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