Today, the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants held their annual rural planning conference online. With the planning system undergoing a welter of change, seven sessions with industry expert speakers explored how this will this impact on farming and the rural economy.
Participants from across the country tuned in to hear a range of speakers cover topics including the The Planning White Paper, factoring nature and biodiversity into development applications, consideration for heritage and heritage impact statements, as well as diversification in practice and the National Planning Framework
BIAC is delighted to have been involved with such a dynamic group of speakers who presented relevant news, advice and top tips for our audience whom make up independent agricultural consultants, BIAC members and guests involved in the planning making decision process. It was fantastic to have so much engagement and dialogue with questions and social media promotion too.
BIAC chairman Tony Kernon of Kernon Rural Consulting said ‘The take home messages for me today were that we need to engage with policy makers when decisions are being made as well as exploring our clients passions to drive enterprise when it comes to diversification’. ‘Habitat enhancement and biodiversity are also key points that we need to consider when working in balance with nature’. ‘I’m sure many tuning in will have plenty to reflect on and adopt within their own practice.’ ‘Any feedback on the Rural Planning Conference is greatly received’.
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