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February deadline for RDPE capital grants

The RDPE Growth Programme is currently open for applications for grant funding for projects which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. These grants are available to both new and...

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Right of access or ownership?

“We have had a surprising number of cases recently where it has come to light that the extent of our clients’ registered legal title does not include all or part of...

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Unintended consequences

“A recent case provides an important reminder of the significance of unintended consequences that can arise from the use by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) of occupancy and other restrictive planning conditions”,...

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Planning enforcement

“Our caseload of instructions from clients who have received letters from Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) threatening to take enforcement action for breaches of planning conditions or unauthorised development has increased significantly...

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Government cash for protecting the Green Belt

The Housing Minister, Esther McVey MP, announced on 12 September 2019 that the Government has made nearly £2m available to local planing authorities to support a crackdown on illegal development with...

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Occupancy conditions

“We last discussed occupancy conditions in our article in February 2018 in which we considered the mechanism of obtaining a lawful development certificate (LDC) where a dwelling has been occupied in...

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Deadlines for planning decisions

“A recent High Court case that was handed down on 31 July 2019 has provided clarification of a technical point of planning law that could have significant ramifications in some specific...

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Defra consultation on agricultural tenancy reform

In his capacity as chairman of the RICS working party that produces the industry standard model tenancy agreements and grazing and cropping licences, and the RICS representative on TRIG (the tenancy...

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