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We'll keep you upto date with short stories from work undertaken by Acorus and planning matters.

Housing and Planning news from the 2019...

In January 2019, fifteen built environment organisations, including the RTPI, wrote an open letter to government arguing that both housing quality and affordability were being undermined by planning deregulation rules. However the target of building 300,000 homes a year is still not being met.
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Planning Permission Granted at Appeal un...

The Acorus South West office have obtained planning permission for a client in North Devon following a planning appeal for the conversion of an agricultural building to form 5 dwelling houses under Class Q of the GPDO.
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Wondering what to do now with your Class...

‘Fall back’ in planning terms is an argument whereby a case, which might not necessarily be in line with current policy, is nonetheless acceptable due to what can be achieved under another legislation. If the principle of residential development can be established via, for example, Class Q permitted development rights then this creates a fall-back position which can be applied to a full planning application.
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Dog Boarding and Day Care

An ever increasingly popular form of diversification and change of use of land and buildings is dog related.
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Latest Trends in Rural Diversification

We are seeing a rise in different types of diversification projects.  Some of the most recent cases are camping/glamping, touring caravans, dog day care, and storage facilities.
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Green Belt Development

Green Belt land exists to prevent urban sprawl and to keep land permanently open, indeed the essential characteristics of Green Belts are their openness and their permanence. This does not mean however that all development is considered inappropriate in the Green Belt.
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