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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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Class Q Consent for Commercial Glasshouse

“A recent appeal case that allowed the conversion of a commercial glasshouse at Nailsbourne, near Taunton, as Class Q permitted development has raised some interesting issues”, says Isabella Pyne of Acorn...

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Description of Development

“When a planning application is made, there is a requirement to describe details of the proposed development. This is an important step as it feeds through to the Local Planning Authority’s...

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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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Defra launches future farm resilience fund

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Future Farming Resilience Fund will provide support to farmers and land managers as they prepare for the agricultural transition. The fund is...

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Environmental protection

Our full range of environmental protection products are being put to good use. We spotted this excellent demonstration in the press this morning; and the full story is here.

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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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