Rural Planning Review

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Rural Planning Review

February 2016

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Following on from the Governments publication of the Rural Productivity Plan last year, its commitment to flushing out problems in delivery of rural growth is gaining more momentum in the release of a further consultation paper “Rural Planning Review: Call for Sites”.

The document, which can be found here: Rural Planning Review: Call for Evidence, seeks views on the effectiveness of the current planning system in rural areas and asks how improvements could be made to support rural businesses.

Examples of experiences; good and bad, are sought on how the planning process is helping or hampering growth.  Feedback on Permitted Development Rights including agricultural conversions, extensions to employment sites and changes of use are all requested.  Specific questions on the current threshold for agricultural buildings being converted to residential dwellings are raised and whether such conversions could be better used to support the delivery of new homes.

The Government is welcoming ideas on how the planning system could be improved, as well as identification of authorities where the system is already working well.

Fisher German has a significant amount of experience in rural practice, having encountered the positive and negative aspects of the planning system.  You may also wish to raise comments on your experience of the rural planning system.

  • If matters have been frustrating – what do you think could have happened to ease the process? 
  • Where you have worked well with a planning authority - what aspects made the process flow and achieve a positive outcome?

If you would like any assistance in providing your feedback on this consultation, or indeed require professional planning advice on any aspects of planning please contact Kay Davies on 01530 567476, or email here. Further information on planning can also be found here

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