Victory declared in farm buildings battle
Published at 07:43, Wednesday, 06 February 2013
THE Country Land and Business Association has scored a major lobbying victory following the Government's decision to allow changes of use for redundant agricultural buildings.
CLA regional director Dorothy Fairburn said the association had lobbied successive governments for nearly a decade for disused farm barns and other agricultural outbuildings to be eligible for redevelopment under permitted development rights.
She said: “This is a great victory. It means farmers and land owners can use their old agricultural buildings for new purposes without having to go through the difficult and costly full planning application process.
“This change will help underpin farming businesses and boost the North's rural economy by assisting in the creation of new jobs and businesses at a time when they are greatly needed.”
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.