This briefing note covers issues with heritage protection in Wales, the ongoing Heritage Protection Review, and the implications of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 for members. The Review has substantially improved heritage planning policy and guidance, after much CLA lobbying, but it has not attempted to solve the biggest problem, the lack of heritage resource in Welsh local authorities.
'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
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.
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
The display of advertisements is subject to a separate consent process within the Planning law. This consent process is principally set out in the Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 (as amended) (the 2007 Regulations) which came into force on 6 April 2007. The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide outline advice only on advertisement control.
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.
This Briefing Note provides a very brief summary about the changes made to the Planning Act 2008 by section 60 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, meaning that housing can be included in an application for new Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).