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Tenant wins claim against crown estate

“In a high profile case reported in the farming press, clients of Acorn Rural Property Consultants have won an important case against the Crown Estate”, says Mark Sanders of Acorn Rural...

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Class Q conversion of steel frame buildings

“The High Court has handed down a significant ruling on whether proposed works necessary to change an agricultural building to a dwelling went further than a conversion and amounted to rebuilding...

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Permitted development rights and the 56 day rule

“We have previously discussed the strict time limit that local planning authorities (LPAs) have to determine prior approval applications under permitted development rights (PDRs) for the change of use of agricultural...

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Community infrastructure levy

“The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations are a complex area of planning law and can have a significant impact on development costs where they have been implemented by Local Planning Authorities...

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Pre-commencement conditions

“From time to time we come across cases where a landowner has obtained planning permission and commenced development without first having dealt with what are known as pre-commencement conditions. Most planning consents...

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Certificates of lawfulness

“Certificates of Lawfulness offer an excellent but not always well-known solution for dealing with certain planning cases where development requiring planning consent has been carried out without permission or where a...

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