The European Union has decided to implement a series of “greening simplifications” due to come into effect for the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The CLA lobbied Defra not to support the proposals on the basis that the greening changes would not provide the desired environmental outcomes and the short timescales for implementation and lack of clear guidance would cause problems. However, they will now become part of the BPS requirements. Some aspects of the changes are clear, but the details of others are still be agreed. This briefing note covers the planned changes and how they may impact upon members’ BPS applications for 2018. The CLA is lobbying for official guidance from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) which is anticipated to be released in September.
'Glamping' is gaining in popularity as a diversification opportunity for CLA members. Many planning authorities are encouraging tourism and leisure and are supportive of farm-based diversification.
This article examines Class Q development regulations – the change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling, and recent case law. By CLA Head of Planning Policy Fenella Collins
This article examines Class Q development regulations – the change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling, and recent case law. By CLA Head of Planning Policy Fenella Collins.
Following the tragic events earlier this month at Grenfell Tower there is understandable concern about building materials and fire safety in residential accommodation.
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 to understand which matters are material (or relevant) and those which are not.
Guidance for landowners and occupiers who are affected by coastal access proposals and who wish to object or make a representation.
Enabling development is development (often housing development) which would normally be argued to be 'unacceptable', but which becomes acceptable because it rescues heritage at risk. Historic England (HE) advice on enabling development has always been very negative, putting a long series of hurdles in the way.
This document sets out the CLA's response to the Housing White Paper Annex consultation. It includes responses to two questions posed in the government's response to the Rural Planning Review.
This guidance note gives an update on planning guidance on Caravans - England only