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Planning Guidance Notes

This guidance note provides advice about the regulations concerning Class Q - change of use of farm buildings to dwellings.  It has been updated to...
This guidance note provides a summary of recently published regulations that grant additional days fo temporary uses of land.
  This guidance note provides a summary of the available permitted development rights for the change of use of agricultural and other buildings to...
Guidance Note on Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) and Certificates of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)
This Guidance Note provides government planning guidance to support on-farm reservoirs, farm shops, the use of polytunnels, farm tracks and on-farm...

National Planning Advisers

Andrew Shirley
Chief Surveyor
Andrew is Chief Surveyor. He deals with policy and advice on infrastructure, utilities, compulsory purchase, telecoms agricultural tenancies,...
Fenella Collins MRICS
Head of Planning
Fenella is a chartered surveyor (Rural Board) with 19 years experience advising CLA members about matters related to development management and...
Jonathan Thompson
Heritage Adviser
Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM has been advising CLA members on heritage since 2006. He is an Oxford University history and economics graduate.  He...
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