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A development opportunity half done!

A development opportunity half done!

Congratulations, you did it. Your local authority
 has granted you planning permission for development. It’s in ...
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19 New Development Sites for Ashford

19 New Development Sites for Ashford

The draft local plan was put out to consultation last year. It has been reviewed ...
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Outlook Summer 2017

Outlook Summer 2017

In this edition: We look at how owners of brownfield sites looking to bring forward ...
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Planning to succeed

Planning to succeed

As a result, development can be difficult, especially for housebuilders, as many local communities fail ...
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Could the latest business rates revaluation hit your pocket?

Could the latest business rates revaluation hit your pocket?

Farm buildings and agricultural land will continue to be exempt from business rates as long ...
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Is now the right time to diversify?

Is now the right time to diversify?

As well as developing your business plan and securing the necessary finance, many face the ...
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Favourable exchange rate brings timely relief to farmers

Recent forecasts for net farm income for all farm types for the year to March ...
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Is it time to loosen the Green Belt?

With demand for housing continuing at an unprecedented rate, despite the possible implications of Brexit, ...
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Plan ahead for agricultural rent reviews in 2017

As many agri-businesses find themselves facing the continued pressure related
to farm incomes, now is the ...
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Plans for new home in AONB given consent

Plans for new home in AONB given consent

Permission has been granted to replace vacant farm buildings with a three bedroom house on ...
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Wind Turbine

Renewable Energy – is it beginning to run on empty?

Last year didn’t end brightly, and despite what’s happening in other countries, 2016 could see ...
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Derelict old building in a rural area

Permitted Development Rights for rural buildings

The current legislation offers an excellent opportunity to farmers and landowners to quickly and cost-effectively ...
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Take boundaries for granted

To help farmers and landowners deliver environmental and landscape benefits, Natural England has opened the ...
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Man jumping over fence

How to gain planning permission — a view from both sides of the fence

Having joined Hobbs Parker Property Consultants six months ago, with nearly 30 years’ planning experience ...
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What does Brexit mean for the whole planning system?

What does Brexit mean for the whole planning system?

It’s been impossible to get away from the issue of the European Union referendum and ...
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Outlook Autumn 2016

In this edition: What does Brexit mean for planning? Jon Rimmer takes a candid look ...
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Outlook Summer 2016

In this edition: Rising to the challenge of demand for more housing. Housing demand shows ...
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Outlook Spring 2016

Outlook Spring 2016

In this edition: Renewable energy – is it beginning to run on empty? We consider ...
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Is selling some land an option in 2016?

There appears to be very little confidence of an improvement in outlook for the agricultural ...
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Sophie Walker and Sam Snart

New team rising to challenge

New team rising to challenge To ensure Hobbs Parker Property Consultants respond to the need ...
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Consultation for new Lower Thames Crossing

Highways England is currently consulting on the route of a new Lower Thames Crossing, linking ...
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