This guidance note provides a summary of Class PA. Class PA permits the change of use of light industrial buildings, in the use class B1(c) to dwellings (C3).
When a decision is made on a planning application, only certain issues are taken into account; these are often referred to as material considerations. This handbook will help those applying for planning permission, in Wales, to understand which matters are material (or relevant) and those which are not.
This Guidance Note gives strategic and design advice on developing proposals and getting consent for the adaptation of farm buildings to residential and other new uses, either by using the 2013-15 permitted development/prior approval schemes, or by making conventional planning applications based on the improved planning policy in the National Planning Policy Framework and improved (2017) Historic England advice. In the former case, it is designed to be read with the two separate CLA Guidance Notes on the Class Q/R prior approval schemes. Although not written for Wales, where both policies and permitted development are very different, it should be of help there too.
Its intention is to help members maximise their chances of getting consent for sympathetic conversions, to help to solve the continuing problem of hundreds of thousands of farm buildings in decay, and thus indirectly to encourage conversion-resistant local authorities to see the substantial benefits of sympathetic conversion.
Many or most CLA members have archaeological features on their land. This Guidance Note explains the ways in which they are protected, by scheduling and/or via the planning system, how they can be managed, and how you can get consents for change.
Even before planning consent is granted, or even applied for, the value of land may be affected by the possibility of development being able to take place. It is particularly difficult to quantify such “hope value”, but it may be important to bear it in mind for inheritance tax planning.
Technological advancement, falling costs and the increasing use of distributed generation within the UK's electricity supply means that, whilst the battery storage sector is still in its infancy, it is a hot topic in UK energy market.
This guidance note provides CLA members with an introduction to large scale battery technology exploring their role in the electricity supply and the potential opportunity as well as highlighting some aspects to consider from a landowner perspective.
Previously those in England who wished to undertake certain works on common land were required to meet the requirements of section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 only. As of the 16 May 2017, an additional, more comprehensive assessment, referred to as an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is now required. This note developed with Natural England and Defra explains the changes and summarises their implications.
This Guidance Note provides an overview of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which was introduced on 9 April 2014 specifically to support the installation of renewable heating systems in single domestic properties.
The Court of Appeal has provided clarification about the prior approval notification procedure and when permitted development may, or may not, be unlawful. This guidance note summarises two judgements that are likely to be of interest to members who are considering using permitted development rights.
1. In 2010, the Court of Appeal issued clarification about the prior approval notification procedure in the Murrell decision, and
2. The Court of Appeal judgement in Keenan clarified that even if a planning authority does not respond within the relevant time frame to a prior approval application, it does not make the development lawful if that development actually falls outside the conditions, limitations and exceptions set out in the relevant Part of the GPDO.
This Guidance Note summarises the Supreme Court judgement into housing supply by reference to the National Planning Policy Framework, which applies to England only.