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Government cash for protecting the Green Belt

The Housing Minister, Esther McVey MP, announced on 12 September 2019 that the Government has made nearly £2m available to local planing authorities to support a crackdown on illegal development with...

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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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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

It is always pleasing when we see our professional expertise acknowledged by other professionals. We were therefore particularly pleased to come across a posting on a potential competitor firm’s website that...

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Grants to restore historic farm buildings

The Historic Building Restoration Grant scheme opened for applications on 29 March 2018.  The scheme is being piloted in the Dartmoor, Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Owners...

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Planning application fee increase

Regulations will come into force on 17 January 2018 that will increase planning application fees by 20% from that date. The fee payable for full planning applications for single dwellings will increase...

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Extended deadline for RDPE Growth Programme grants

The RDPE Growth Programme offers grant funding for a range projects including farm diversification into non-agricultural activities.  Read the piece that we wrote last year about the programme.  The original January deadline...

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Planning permission for farmhouse in National Park

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has successfully secured full planning permission for a farmhouse in the Exmoor National Park.   After the authority’s planning committee resolved at their June meeting to approve the...

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