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More funding and measures to support farmers

On 20 February 2024, the Prime Minister and the Environment Secretary announced the following measures to support the farming industry, which include what is the largest ever grant offer for farmers...

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Biodiversity net gain comes into force

“On 12 February 2024, the delivery of a minimum of 10% Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) became a statutory requirement for new applications for planning permission for major development.  On 2 April...

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New planning rules for short term lets

Almost a year ago we pointed out the Government’s consultation on introducing a new planning use class for short-term lets and associated permitted development rights.  We expected that the consultation was...

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Class Q approval obtained for five dwellings

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has successfully obtained Class Q approval for the conversion of an agricultural building under the Class Q permitted development right to five dwellings.  If you have a...

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SFI and CS update

“The Defra Secretary of State, The Rt. Hon Steve Barclay MP has issued a letter to farmers following his address at the Oxford Farming Conference in early January to announce updates...

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Hints of new PD rights

The Defra Secretary of State, The Rt. Hon Steve Barclay MP, has used a letter to farmers issued after he addressed the Oxford Farming Conference earlier today to hint that the...

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