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Implementation of planning consents

“Two contrasting approaches from different Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) have caused us recently to consider what works are required to implement a planning consent”, says Mark Sanders of Acorn Rural Property...

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New Dwellings in National Parks

“Of all locations in England and Wales, National Parks have the highest level of protection against new development. In the case of new dwellings, that is reflected in the National Planning...

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Class Q refusals

“Possibly because we have a reputation for finding solutions and resolving problems, we have had several enquiries recently from applicants who have had their applications for prior approval for Class Q...

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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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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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Unprecedented times

“The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have encouraged more or less every commentator to refer to us being in unprecedented times. That may, of course, be correct but we also recognise...

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