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Appeal Court overturns poultry farm approval over council's environmental assessment failure

Appeal Court overturns poultry farm approval over council's environmental assessment failure

Planning permission for an intensive poultry farm has been overturned by the Court of Appeal due to Shropshire County Council's failure to adequately assess the environmental effects of odour and dust that would be generated by the proposal.

Lords demand review to check if housing delivery test is undermining brownfield development

Lords demand review to check if housing delivery test is undermining brownfield development

The rural impact of the government's new test of local authority performance in delivering required housing should be reviewed to probe whether it is incentivising greenfield over brownfield development, the House of Lords' rural economy select committee has said.

Bid to establish that councils cannot delay permitted development decisions goes to High Court

Bid to establish that councils cannot delay permitted development decisions goes to High Court

A developer has secured permission for a judicial review which will examine whether local authorities can delay decisions on prior approval for projects proposed under permitted development rights.

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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?