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Defra clean air strategy confirms new planning guidance on nitrogen emissions

Defra clean air strategy confirms new planning guidance on nitrogen emissions

The government's new Clean Air Strategy has confirmed its intention to publish fresh planning guidance outlining how 'the cumulative impacts of nitrogen deposition on natural habitats should be mitigated and assessed through the planning system'.

Judge overturns consent for North Yorkshire barn conversion due to noise concerns

Judge overturns consent for North Yorkshire barn conversion due to noise concerns

A building materials company has succeeded in a High Court challenge to overturn a planning consent for a residential barn conversion near its asphalt plant after a judge found that local authority officers had failed to adequately address noise concerns.

Lincolnshire council adopts local development order for food-focused enterprise zone

Lincolnshire council adopts local development order for food-focused enterprise zone

A Lincolnshire council had formally adopted a special order granting blanket planning consents for specified types of development within a 17-hectare, food-centred enterprise zone.

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Policy Summary: Updating permitted development rights for larger rural conversions

Policy Summary: Updating permitted development rights for larger rural conversions

Policy: General Permitted Development (England) (Amendment) Order 2018.

Why a hike in barn conversion bids is  in the pipeline

Why a hike in barn conversion bids is in the pipeline

Changes to permitted development rules that would allow much larger barn conversions have been greeted enthusiastically by consultants but prompted concerns among councils.

Barn conversions - The latest picture

Barn conversions - The latest picture

Why are agricultural-to-residential conversion refusal rates still so high, asks Jamie Carpenter.

Why the government is to look again at guidance around agricultural building conversions

Why the government is to look again at guidance around agricultural building conversions

When do the works required to make a building suitable for a new use become so extensive that the process should be seen as a rebuild rather than a conversion?