Podcast Location:
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Part of:
Law in the Countryside CPD Training Bundle
Real Estate & Property Law
CPD Points:
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those dealing with planning and property development issues in the countryside. It addresses some of the common aspects of buying and developing property in the countryside including the additional planning considerations when converting largely agricultural property to another use.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the policy environment governing development in the countryside;
  • Be aware of the housing issues in the countryside particularly the difficulties that arise regarding barn conversions;
  • Be aware of the position regarding the conversion of agricultural buildings to non-agricultural use;
  • Have some practical tips to avoid snags over planning during the conveyancing process;
  • Be aware of the risks for purchasers with regard to purchasing or developing land without the appropriate permissions, conversions and waste management.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Planning Policy Statement 7;
  • Planning Policy Statement 4.

This podcast looks at potential issues for practitioners and purchasers or land when developing land and buildings in the countryside. It looks at 4 principle areas of interest to those dealing with planning issues surrounding rural or agricultural land including an overview of planning policy, applying for Planning Consent, conveyancing and risk.

Podcast added: 06/07/11

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