Fenella Collins MRICS


Planning: permitted development rights for farm buildings

About Fenella Collins MRICS

Fenella Collins is the CLA’s Head of Planning based in London. Her role is to research, develop and promote CLA policy with regards to planning issues as they affect rural areas, including designated areas. She is responsible for developing and maintaining good working relationships with relevant government officials, evaluating and responding to national consultations relating to the planning system as well as providing advice to members. Fenella’s particular policy challenge is to devise better ways of achieving more rational and flexible planning policies for rural areas to provide for the needs of rural businesses, rural communities and the natural environment.

All development is subject to legislation set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and associated secondary legislation. Generally, a new venture will require some form of permission. This seminar will look at the permitted development rights directed at the change of use of farm buildings to other uses (e.g. commercial uses, dwellings, schools and nurseries).

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