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Jill Scrivener of Bourne Rural quoted in Planning Magazine

Her recent presentation at the BIAC National Rural Planning Conference gathered some interest, with Richard Garlick highlighting:

"Bourne Rural Planning Consultancy managing director Jill Scrivener told delegates that the
presumption in favour of brownfield development, proposed in the government’s draft NPPF revisions, could create opportunities to develop sites approved for equestrian use. "There are a number of exclusions set out in the definition of previously developed land as given at Annex 2 to the NPPF," she said."

"Agricultural and forestry buildings are specifically excluded – but equestrian buildings are not." Scrivener later told Planning that there had been several appeals to convert equestrian facilities to housing in which the inspector had treated the site as previously developed land."

 

Jill Scrivener