The CLA has welcomed the new planning guidance from the Government on how councils should consider applications from farmers and landowners to convert redundant agricultural buildings into homes.
This Briefing Note provides a summary of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 Part 6 Planning for England and includes CLA commentary.
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Reforming the planning system to make it easier for rural businesses to deliver important development is vital to help to build a stronger and more sustainable countryside, the CLA has told MPs.
Ministers can implement a number of immediate planning changes that would boost opportunities for growth and investment in rural areas, says the CLA.
The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers, and rural businesses, has urged Ministers to press ahead with measures that would speed up planning system and help them invest and grow their businesses.
Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has stated that the Government will intervene to deliver a Local Plan if any Local Authority has not developed a Local Plan by ‘early 2017.’
The CLA, which represents rural landowners and businesses, has called on planning authorities to play their part in tackling the rural housing crisis.
The CLA today said Government planning proposals to simplify the process
of transforming agricultural buildings into homes is a much-needed boost for
Government must take a firmer stand with local councils that are failing to put in place an up-to-date Local Plan, says the CLA.
One year on from a pledge to help farmers and other rural businesses reduce planning barriers and the Government has still not delivered.