Agriculture, Food & Rural Business Update - March 2019

In this issue:

Planning Inspectorate considers meaning of "village" in NPPF Residential Landlords beware - new legislation regarding letting fees When is a house not a home? Reminder: Stamp Duty Land Tax payment deadlines changing Spring Seminar Series - Agriculture, Food & Rural Business Planning Inspectorate considers meaning of "village" in NPPF

The Planning Inspectorate has considered what constitutes a "village" for the purposes of paragraph 145 e) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in the context of a planning appeal in relation to an application for the construction of two dwellings in the green belt. Whilst the NPPF provides that the construction of new buildings should be regarded as inappropriate in the green belt, paragraph 145 e) provides for an exemption for limited infilling in villages.

The Inspector considered the Oxford Dictionary definition of "village", which is "a group of houses and associated...

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