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Judge backs approval of Nottinghamshire green belt turbine

Judge backs approval of Nottinghamshire green belt turbine

A High Court judge has backed a Nottinghamshire council's approval of a single wind turbine in the green belt.

Barn conversion and storage-to-residential PDR hotspots revealed

Barn conversion and storage-to-residential PDR hotspots revealed

More homes were built under agricultural-to-residential permitted development rights in the Buckinghamshire district of Aylesbury Vale in the last financial year than in any other district in England, according to an analysis of official figures.

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High Court rejects barn conversion permitted development argument

High Court rejects barn conversion permitted development argument

A landowner's argument that the conversion of a barn into residential use would not require planning consent has been rejected by a High Court judge.

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Five key messages from Labour on rural planning

Five key messages from Labour on rural planning

Earlier this month, shadow environment secretary Rachael Maskell gave a keynote speech to the annual British Institute of Agricultural Consultants rural planning conference. Here is what we learned.

Are councils still sceptical about barn conversions?

Are councils still sceptical about barn conversions?

Last year we found that more than two thirds of applications to convert barns to homes under new rights were being refused. Has this changed, asks David Dewar.

How National Park boundary extensions could affect planning

How National Park boundary extensions could affect planning

Boundary extensions that "virtually join" the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lake District National Park have taken effect, but planning policies for the expanded areas will remain a potential source of confusion for some time.

Is planning a barrier to economic development in rural areas?

Is planning a barrier to economic development in rural areas?

Rural lobby groups have claimed in submissions to a government review that planning is a barrier to economic development in the countryside, but planning officers maintain that the system readily supports sustainable forms of development in rural areas.