The Mixed Blessing Of Barn Conversions

Aug 22, 2022

Hannah Moule, Founder and Director of The Rural Planning Co reflects on the mixed blessing of Barn Conversions...

Last Friday I had the pleasure of visiting three separate planning projects, all a mixture of traditional barn conversions and possible Class Q's. Whilst it sometimes surprises me how many unconverted traditional barns are still around, I spent much of the day reflecting and discussing just how much of a mixed blessing these traditional buildings are...



Where There's Muck There's Money

Aug 10, 2022

The government has announced a new Slurry Store Grant, initially targeted at those sites which will deliver the most environmental impact. Justin Stevenson, Senior Planning Consultant at The Rural Planning Co gives an overview as to who will be interested in this grant and what the implications are from a planning perspective.

In summary...

In June the government announced a grant to fund up to 50% of the cost to upgrade, replace or build a new slurry store for Pig, Dairy and Beef farmers. This will open to applications this autumn. There will be multiple rounds as it is expected that the first and probably the next few rounds will be oversubscribed.



What has water pollution got to do with it?

Aug 01, 2022

This article from Tessa Jones, Planning Consultant at The Rural Planning Co gives an insight into the challenges surrounding the industry and the importance of demonstrating that schemes are nutrient neutral.

Tessa's thoughts...

It’s safe to say water pollution is having a serious impact on the delivery of new housing in areas across the country. I was alarmed to read in July’s edition of The Planner that nutrient issues are now affecting new developments in 74 of our local planning authorities (LPA) and it is estimated to be holding up the delivery of 100,000 new homes.



Join us at Farm Business Innovation 2021

Oct 13, 2021

Thousands of farmers looking to maximise the money-making potential of their land will flock to Birmingham’s NEC on 10th & 11th November 2021. If you are attending the show and want to discuss your ideas and how we can help you, come and visit us on stand 954.



Planning for Planning!

Sep 09, 2021

Super stables, a magnificent manège, a huge horse walker or gallops - whatever you are planning you are likely to need planning (consent)!

Angela Cantrill shares her thoughts in this month's edition of Absolute Horse.