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Outdoor accommodation provider backs calls to reinstate 56-day Permitted Development ruling

Pitchup.com is backing a Yorkshire MP in his quest to boost the UK’s rural economy. Earlier this week, Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, called on Housing Secretary Michael Gove to reinstate the right for farmers and landowners to operate pop-up campsites for 56 days each year without applying for planning permission.

Landowners approached by developers: Option or Promotion Agreement?

Nick Harper FAAV MRICS, managing director of Hawkspur – specialists in option and promotion agreements for landowners – offers his advice.

World’s largest vertical farm being built in the UK

The Jones Food Company (JFC), owner of Europe’s largest vertical farm near Scunthorpe, has today broken ground on what will become the world’s largest vertical farm.

Self-storage offers low input, high value diversification

As farmers look for more ways to diversify their disused land and buildings, self-storage could offer a low cost option

Diversification still essential to farm estate growth, new report reveals

New research conducted by Carter Jonas has revealed diversity and spreading risk continue to be essential for estates looking to thrive in the future.

Updated development rights could help farmers diversify

The government has revealed plans to update permitted development rights. A move which could help farmers implement diversification on their land.

Onduline launches animal friendly ‘quiet’ roofing system for farm buildings

Onduline has launched a new durable roofing system, DURO SX 35, with advanced noise dampening qualities that make it ideal for auxiliary farm buildings, including those housing livestock.

Opportunities in land planning and development

Nick Harper, of chartered surveyors Hawkspur, explains options on making money from land you don’t own, biodiversity net gain for development, and more.

Farm buildings: the planning permission paradox

Obtaining planning can and should be relatively straightforward for farmers and landowners. Mark Allen from Johnstruct Ltd, which provides steel frame buildings and turnkey building in Hertfordshire and Essex, provides a brief introduction to the challenges and opportunities.

Online rural property sales find favour as auction rooms remain closed

Rural property purchasers are swapping auction rooms for the virtual saleroom while restrictions on public gatherings remain in force.

Making the most of the ‘staycation’ boom

With Covid-19 continuing to complicate holidays – particularly overseas – many are looking to enjoy a break in the British countryside. Cabins, Logs & Pods gives the low-down on its range of glamping pods.

Farms share stories of grain store projects during Covid-19

When it comes to the design and build of grain stores, bespoke solutions are essential, but growers should not discount repurposing existing stores to meet requirements. Roger Fairs, of Tey Farm Systems, describes two recent projects on Essex farms.

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