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“We have used quite a bit of ink discussing the permitted development rights that allow the change of use of some agricultural buildings to residential use (Class Q) or to a...

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Class Q or not Class Q

“It is evident from recent instructions that there is still a considerable lack of understanding about the work that can and can not be done under the Class Q permitted development...

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Planning update

“Following a statement by the Government in June that the implementation period for planning permissions that have an expiry date between the start of the lockdown and the end of this...

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Class Q development

“Refusals of applications under the Class Q permitted development right that allows the change of use of some agricultural buildings to residential use often cite the case of Hibbitt v. SSCLG...

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Further extension of moratorium on possession claims

With effect from 22 August, the temporary rule that suspends all evictions and possession claims against residential and commercial tenants and mortgagors has been extended until 20th September 2020. The moratorium...

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Extension of planning permissions

The provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020 that extend the duration of some planning permissions come into effect on 19 August 2020. Under the Act, which applies to planning...

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What is a dwelling?

“Until 23 April 2020, we thought we knew the answer to what appears to be this simple question,” says Brian Dinnis of Acorn Rural Property Consultants. “For some of our clients,...

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Class Q time limits and deemed approvals

“In our March article, we discussed the High Court case that confirmed that, in common with all other types of planning applications, the 56 day period for permitted development rights (PDRs)...

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