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CAAV Note 210729: TRIG - Code of Practice for Diversification

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The Tenancy Reform Industry Group (TRIG) has now published a new Code of Good Practice for projects, schemes or works where an agricultural tenant needs landlord's consent. This note offers an overview of the guidance. The Code can be seen on the RICS’s website....

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210728: Home Loss Payments Update

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This note contains a summary of the current home loss payments payable in the devolved parts of the UK, including an update for changes to apply in England from 1 October 2021.

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CAAV Note 210727: England - Farming in Protected Landscapes

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This note reviews the detail of the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme - which is to provide funding to farmers and land managers in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and the Broads - and provides some examples of projects that may be funded through the scheme.

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CAAV Note 210726: Building Safety Bill

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The Building Safety Bill has been put forward to Parliament. In this note, we review the broad changes proposed within the Bill, including the New Homes Ombudsman Scheme, creation of the Building Safety Regulator, changes to building control and the Defective Premises Act 1972.

#26 - The CAAV Examinations - the gateway to Fellowship

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In this episode we discuss the CAAV examinations – the demanding two-day practical, written and oral examinations that about 160 probationers sit each year in order to gain Fellowship of the CAAV. We are joined by two examiners, Gareth Lay and Edward Buckland, to explain what’s involved, what does the exams cover and, most importantly, how to best prepare in order to pass....

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Jeremy's Blog 23rd July 2021: Planning

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 22nd July 2021. The Government in London is clearing desks before Parliament goes into Recess tonight. Tuesday saw statements on planning policy for housing in England, one of the most significant controversies for the coming months. The bones of the policy set out in August 2020’s White Paper are for: 300,000 houses a year, allocated where house price/local earnings ratios show demand councils to identify growth...

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210723 England: Consultation for local residents on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

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The Government has launched a consultation for local residents to express their views on the future development around the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. See the press release. The Creating a Vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc consultation aims to help the Government create a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework, and in doing so guide the future growth of the area to 2050....

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CAAV Note 210722: England - Biodiversity Metric 3.0 - Notes on Methodology

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Natural England has now published the Biodiversity Metric 3.0, the calculating tool to be used when establishing baselines and assessing proposals for Biodiversity Net Gain. With the Environment Bill now progressing through Parliament and expecting all development to result in a 10 per cent gain in biodiversity, it is expected that this v.3.0 of the Metric either is or represents closely what will be used as the new regime takes effect. With this tool expected to be important for other issues,...

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CAAV Note 210722: England - Planning Policy - Limits on Restricting PDRs

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The Government issued a revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England. This note records the revised text on the extent to which plans may be tailored to local circumstances, including how far Article 4 directions and planning conditions may be used to qualify or remove permitted development rights, notably those for conversion of buildings to residential use.

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210721 Wales: Covid-19 - Tenancy Hardship Grant now open to applications

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The Welsh Government launched the £10 million Tenancy Hardship Grant in their written statement of 15th July. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is now open to applications. Tenants who are not in receipt of housing related benefits, and who have fallen behind on their payments by eight weeks or more as a consequence of the pandemic, between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2021, will be eligible to apply for a grant....

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