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Biodiversity Net Gain

“Most of our clients will be aware that Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is on the agenda but have not yet started to think about if and how it may impact them”,...

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BPS 2022 claim period open

The 2022 BPS claim window opened on 15 March 2022 and closes on 16 May 2022. Late claims will be accepted up to 10 June, subject to penalties. The RPA is...

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Congratulations to Bella!

We are delighted to announce that Isabella Pyne has passed her assessment to become a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Given the disruption over the last few...

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Biodiversity Net Gain

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is the principle that development should include mitigation and enhancement measures that leave the natural world in a better condition than before the development took place. Development...

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Section 106 Agreements

“We continue to be busy on behalf of clients who are seeking to modify or remove Section 106 planning agreements”, says Mark Sanders of Acorn Rural Property Consultants. “Many planning agreements...

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Discontinuance Orders

Section 102 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (the Act) gives Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) the power to require the discontinuance of any particular use of land or buildings,...

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The four-year rule and new dwellings

“We often get asked when development or a change of use that has been carried out without obtaining planning consent becomes immune from enforcement,” says Brian Dinnis of Acorn Rural Property...

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Maintenance and improvement

“A recent appeal against the refusal by Cornwall Council of an application under Class Q to convert an agricultural building to a dwelling has highlighted some of the potential consequences of...

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National Planning Policy

“Although the starting point for considering whether any proposed development or change of use is compliant with planning policy is the Local Planning Authority’s (LPA’s) adopted local plan (or the relevant...

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