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Defra – Net Annual Income Assessment Ser...

“Commercial Unit” test under the Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) 1986
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Joy For North Yorkshire Farmer

Acorus North have obtained planning consent for a farmer in North Yorkshire for a silage clamp with adjacent underground effluent tank
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And They're Off!...

The Charity Bike Ride Begins From Scotland
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Agricultural Notification Approval in th...

Agricultural Notification Approval in the Midlands
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Acorus Director to Cycle 1000 Miles

All in the name of charity, you say! From the 30th June 2019 - 13th July 2019, one of our directors, Mike Bamforth, will be starting a gruelling 986 miles and 58,000 ft. of uphill bike riding. From one end of the country to the other, they will be burning calories from John O Groats to Lands End. 
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Permitted Development Prior Approval

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) has several sections where prior approval is required.
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Small Residential Schemes in the Country...

Planning permission for residential development of land in rural areas has traditionally been difficult to obtain.  This is particularly down to planning policy seeking to control development with very few exceptions.  As such planning policy seeks to direct residential development to within established settlement development boundaries, and sites identified as suitable in local planning authority’s (LPA) local plans and development management policies.
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Acorus Midland Team Permitted Developmen...

The Acorus Midlands team has secured planning permission for the change of use of two agricultural buildings to create two dwellings under permitted development rights (Class Q of General Permitted Development Order) in Staffordshire.
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Acorus gains planning permission for fis...

Formerly part of a fruit farm, planning permission was gained in 2006 for the change of use of irrigation reservoirs to fishing lakes on a site near Sandwich, in Kent. More recently Acorus has secured consent for a touring caravan site.  
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Prior Approval Success For Class Q On A...

Acorus’ Eastern team have been successful in obtaining the change of use of a steel framed agricultural building to a dwelling under permitted development rights (Class Q of General Permitted Development Order), in Hampshire. Acorus also undertook the necessary design work. Queries regarding the structural capability of the building were raised during the course of the application, but these were successfully overcome during the course of the application through regular engagement with the planning officer.
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