Rural Planning Group
new farm-based or countryside developments involve some form of
planning application: be it for new farm buildings, for stables, for
farm diversification or other changes of use. The rural planning
division of the BIAC contains members with specialist skills in rural
development work, particularly where there is a need for planning
permission. Members skills cover farm buildings and dwellings, land
classification, equestrian centres and farm diversification
(including changes of use, leisure and tourism development), and the
promotion of non-agricultural development sites.
Rural Planning Conference
holds an annual Rural Planning conference for the wider agricultural
community each October (see events page for latest details).
This is usually a sell out, so book early.
Rural Planning Group Aims
The aim of the group is to advance and enhance the skills of its members, through sharing knowledge and skills, suitable professional development work and by seeking to ensure a consistently high standard of all its practicing members. In addition, the Division promotes awareness of its member’s services via organisations such as the NFU, TFA, FUW, CLA, RTPI, Planning Officer’s Society etc. Overall, by this process, the group aims to match members skills to client’s needs.