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What is vacant building credit?

“Last month we explained the changes to national planning policy that offer the opportunity to bring forward small scale housing development, including agricultural worker dwellings, without incurring affordable housing restrictions or...

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Rural Planning Opportunities

Every farm has buildings, ranging from traditional barns to steel frame structures, many of which are suitable for re use for a variety of different enterprises, such as office, industrial, storage,...

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Farmers Victory Against the RPA

Acorn Rural Property Consultants have recently won a Stage 2 appeal against the RPA resulting in a saving to their client of over £11,000, which the RPA were seeking to claw...

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Increased Buyer Activity

John Dawe-Lane at Acorn Rural Property Consultants reports on current market conditions for farm properties and suggests that, “despite the general economic turmoil and the on-going euro crisis, rising commodity prices...

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Changes to Nitrate Vunerable Zones

“All farmers affected by the proposed changes to Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) boundaries should have recently received notification of this from Defra” says Brian Dinnis of leading agents Acorn Rural Property...

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