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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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Removal of holiday use restrictions

“Possibly because of the increasing impact of the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions on the rural economy, we have had a number of enquiries recently from owners of holiday accommodation who wish to...

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Use classes

“We have used quite a bit of ink discussing the permitted development rights that allow the change of use of some agricultural buildings to residential use (Class Q) or to a...

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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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Planning update

“Following a statement by the Government in June that the implementation period for planning permissions that have an expiry date between the start of the lockdown and the end of this...

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Class Q development

“Refusals of applications under the Class Q permitted development right that allows the change of use of some agricultural buildings to residential use often cite the case of Hibbitt v. SSCLG...

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Further extension of moratorium on possession claims

With effect from 22 August, the temporary rule that suspends all evictions and possession claims against residential and commercial tenants and mortgagors has been extended until 20th September 2020. The moratorium...

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