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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 national planning policy framework

“Since our article last month about emerging national policy to support succession dwellings, the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been published setting out the Government’s planning policies for England...

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Farm succession dwellings

“We are increasingly being asked to advise in situations where the next generation of a farming family is taking on the business and where a second dwelling is needed so that...

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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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Update on Class Q barn conversions

“Changes to planning rules come into force on 6 April 2018 that will increase the number of dwellings that it will be possible to develop under the Class Q permitted development...

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