Local Plan Representations

The local Plan forms part of the Statutory Development Plan which is used to guide planning decision making. Strategic Land Promotion is best undertaken through the Local Plan. The Local […]


If a Local Authority believes that building work undertaken or use of land or buildings is unauthorised ( does not have the required planning permission) they have the power to […]

Establishing Existing Use or Development

Development or use of land and buildings that does not benefit from planning permission can become lawful through period of existence. In such cases a Local Planning Authority can issue […]

Agricultural Occupancy Condition

An Agricultural Occupancy Condition (AOC) is a planning condition which ties the occupancy of a house to a person who works solely, mainly or worked last in agriculture or in […]

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning aims to empower local communities and increase local engagement in the planning process. Neighbourhood Planning was introduced as part of the Localism Act 2011 which devolved more power […]

Storage Permitted Development

Storage Permitted Development – The Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) (England) 2015 as amended sets out the legislation regarding obtaining prior approval to convert storage or distribution […]

Agricultural Buildings Permitted Development

The Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order (England) 2015 as amended sets out the legislation regarding obtaining prior approval for conversion of agricultural buildings to dwelling houses. The […]

Planning Appeals

If a planning application is refused by a local planning authority (LPA) or if the application wasn’t determined within the established deadline then an appeal can be made to the […]

Succession Planning

In Tudor England it was a very bad idea to discuss succession planning – in royal circles at least. Nowadays succession planning is not just allowed, but is a remarkably […]

Contract Farming

Contract farming – a taxing dilemma Why Contract Farm You may be considering contract farming for a number of reasons. The potential withdrawal of BPS payments has brought this issue […]