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What's new in the government's latest unauthorised traveller sites proposals

What's new in the government's latest unauthorised traveller sites proposals

Earlier this month, the government set out its ideas for helping planning authorities to stop unauthorised Gypsy and traveller sites.

Judge dismisses challenge against Berkshire council's change of use enforcement action

Judge dismisses challenge against Berkshire council's change of use enforcement action

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge against a council's enforcement action in relation to alleged change of use of land in Berkshire from horse grazing to a commercial livery.

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'.

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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?