Development prospects

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Uncategorised | Comments Off on Development prospects

Whatever you might think of immigration it is clear that housing demand is growing and this part of East Anglia feels the pressure more than most. Edge Analytics produced a report in May 2015 that suggested Essex needs to build 190,000 new houses between 2012 and 2037. These figures, together with other evidence, are being processed by the various District Councils for incorporation into the emerging Local Plans. Many local authorities are rushing to get an adopted Local Plan in place following the Government’s announcement in October 2015 that ‘if councils fail to produce and bring into...

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Simplified planning regulations for alternative uses of Farm Buildings

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Diversification | 0 comments

The Government have given clear signals that they want to help rural businesses to diversify to stimulate the local economy. Current conversion rights The Government have recognised that a major hindrance to re-use of agricultural buildings is the planning system. The easiest way to get conversion work going is through broadening ‘permitted development’. The first stage of this process was completed with the adoption of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 on the 30th May 2013. This allowed extensions to existing dwellings and...

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