The adaptation and maintenance of farm buildings

As CLA members are well aware, agriculture and regulatory change has made almost all traditional farm buildings redundant, but it is very difficult to get planning permission to convert them sympathetically to new ones.  This is leaving hundreds of thousands of buildings unused and in decay.  The CLA response to this consultation generally welcomes this new draft Historic England advice, which understands the problem, points out that in most cases buildings if not adapted to new uses will be lost from the landscape, and provides good advice on adaptation and maintenance.

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