This guidance note summarises the permitted development rights that allow change of use of existing agricultural buildings to a range of commercial uses, and the notification requirements. These rights came into force on 30 May 2013.
The UK Government's consultation on future farming policy post-Brexit has been published. This long-anticipated consultation paper is the pre-cursor to promised legislation that is required to manage the transition of the UK’s farming industry out of the EU and the Common Agricultural Policy.
CLA Cymru has produced a briefing note explaining how the relationship between the Welsh and UK governments is adding an additional level of complexity to the Brexit debate.
This Guidance Note explains the law relating to the rights of fracking companies to obtain access to land for carrying out surveys, including who is responsible for paying the costs if the matter goes to court.
This note provide landlords of non-domestic buildings with guidance on the non-domestic Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations. The MEES will require landlords to take action to ensure that their buildings achieve Energy Peformance Certificate (EPC) level E before they can be legally let to new tenants after 1 April 2018 or provide evidence of exemption. Buildings which do not comply cannot be legally let and non compliance could result in enforcement action against the landlord including financial penalties. The regulations apply in both England and Wales.
In England coastal access may be extended, in certain circumstances, along estuaries. This guidance note considers issues that may arise on estuaries where there are ferry crossings, including seasonal ferries.
The legislation allows for access around the English coast to extend up an estuary in certain circumstances. This guidance note considers factors that must be considered in cases when Natural England proposes extending coastal access up an estuary.
This paper provides an update on Planning reforms (both policy and regulation) in Wales and England. The paper provides a short summary of the Law Commission's work on Planning law in Wales, and the Welsh Government's announcement about forthcoming consultations on strategic development plans.
In England, the paper covers forthcoming national planning policy changes and regulatory reforms emanating from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. It also summarises other policy areas which are likely to have an effect on planning policy i.e. Industrial Strategy (BEIS), National Infrastructure Assessment (National Infrastructure Commission) and the 25-year Environment Plan (DEFRA).
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.