farmland

Great Torrington appeal decision raises the question: do Local Planning Authorities have any authority over planning?

Authored by sharon goble

Outline planning permission has been granted for a major development of new homes on farmland at Great Torrington following a Planning Inspector’s decision to allow an appeal by developer Beechcroft Land Ltd.

The developer had sought permission in 2018 for 181 homes in three fields to the south of the town, next to the existing settlement boundary and urban area. The eastern field of...

South West Farmland prices more than treble within nine years

Authored by George Dawson

Farmland prices in the South West hit yet another record high during the first half of 2013 and have now more than trebled in less than a decade, according to the latest RICS Rural Land Market Survey H1 2013.

During the first six months of the year, the cost of farmland jumped to £7,250 per acre across the region, hitting a record high for the eighth consecutive period. The cost of...

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