Property management

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Defra consultation on agricultural tenancy reform

In his capacity as chairman of the RICS working party that produces the industry standard model tenancy agreements and grazing and cropping licences, and the RICS representative on TRIG (the tenancy...

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What is a detailed planning consent?

We all regularly make a distinction between a detailed planning consent and an outline planning consent and know what that means. An outline planning consent is a planning consent that is...

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Beware of restrictive planning conditions

“Farmers and landowners should check whether or not any planning conditions imposed by previous planning permissions may restrict the use of their property before preparing applications for the residential change of...

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Sub-division of dwellings

“Our article last month covered the amalgamation of dwellings. Here, we consider the sub-division of dwellings to create two or more separate dwellings out of a single dwelling, for which planning...

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Amalgamation of dwellings

“Unlike sub-division of dwellings to create two or more separate dwellings out of a single dwelling, for which planning permission is required, the Town and Country Planning Act is silent as...

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Two salutary tales

“As readers of our previous articles will be aware, much has been said about the detail needed in submitting an application under the different classes of permitted development rights to maximise...

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Class V permitted development

“Part 3 of Schedule 2 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 sets out the permitted development rights for changes of use. We have written previously...

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Planning permission in principle

“An alternative route for obtaining planning permission was introduced earlier this year for minor housing led developments”, says Brian Dinnis of Acorn Rural Property Consultants. The Town and Country Planning (Permission...

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Don’t forget Class R permitted development

“In our July 2017 article we explained Class R permitted development rights that allow the re-use of qualifying agricultural buildings to a range of business uses. A recent enquiry from a...

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New rules for planning conditions

“New planning rules will come into force on 1 October 2018 that will require Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to engage with applicants before imposing pre-commencement conditions on a planning permission”, says...

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