Agriculture and Rural

Extension of permitted development rights for change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use

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Farmers and rural estate owners wishing to diversify their revenue streams by converting derelict, or redundant farm buildings into habitable units to be sold on the open market, or for lettings to residential tenants, will welcome recent changes to permitted development rights under class Q which came into force on 6 April 2018. More …

Assets of community value

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Provisions in the Localism Act 2011 came into force on 21 September 2012 providing for a list to be maintained by councils of 'assets of community value'. More …

BULLETIN: Rural and Agriculture law news - October 2013

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Welcome to the latest edition of our Rural and Agriculture group's quarterly ebulletin. More …

Section 31(6): What's in it for you?

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There are many processes that can be followed in the legal system but as a landowner one that you should care about is that laid down under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980. More …