Much has been made of the changes to the planning system which should make it easier for farmers to develop agricultural buildings. But the planning landscape can still be difficult to navigate, as Lucie Stone explains.
The renewable energy industry is re-assessing its development trajectory in the face of a challenging new policy environment where support mechanisms are under pressure and subsidies have been progressively reduced.
A series of seminars has been delivered by Bidwells focusing on the imminent changes to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) legislation and the impact these will have on property developers and local authorities.
Most rural businesses will now have received enquiry forms from the Assessor’s Office with a multitude of questions seeking to gather information about your rural business, the structure of your asset in terms of land type and quality and what opportunities it provides for shooting, fishing, stalking and related field sports.