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More grant funding for rural businesses

“As part of a planned investment of £3.5 billion into the rural economy, Defra has announced a £200 million round of grant funding to support rural businesses investing in new equipment;...

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Unlocking the potential of farm buildings

Many farmers will be familiar with ‘Class Q’ permitted development rights that allow the change of use of agricultural buildings to residential dwellings without the requirement to apply for full planning...

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Agricultural occupancy conditions

“A recent case for a client of ours serves as a useful reminder that, in certain circumstances, development that has been carried out that was not in accordance with the approved...

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Removal of section 106 agreements

“Section 106 (S106) planning agreements have been used over the years by local planning authorities to prevent farms being sub divided when they approved agricultural worker dwellings. These agreements often have...

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Tenant wins claim against crown estate

“In a high profile case reported in the farming press, clients of Acorn Rural Property Consultants have won an important case against the Crown Estate”, says Mark Sanders of Acorn Rural...

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