Carter Jonas responds to planning rule changes, announced by Housing Minister Dominic Raab, on 12 March
Date of Article
Mar 15 2018
Farms, Land & Estates
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Tim Jones, Head of Rural, Carter Jonas, comments; “Planning regulations in relation to agricultural buildings have traditionally been somewhat draconian, although they have loosened more recently, and the Housing Minister’s announcement is another clear step in the right direction by the government. Ahead of Brexit, rural businesses will be looking to ensure that they are in the best possible position to capitalise on their assets, and the new regulations goes some way in allowing them to do so.
“The ability to develop up to five, reasonably sized residential units from an agricultural building, as opposed to three larger ones, will enable farmers to deliver more, less expensive homes, to the benefit of the wider community, while maintaining the value of the overall development.”