Guidance

A Farmer's guide to the planning system

This publication was withdrawn on 7 March 2014

Archived and replaced by the new planning practice guidance launched 6 March 2014 on an external website.

This guide explains how the planning system works. It will help you to decide whether you need to put in a planning application for your project…

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This guide explains how the planning system works. It will help you to decide whether you need to put in a planning application for your project and how to go about it.

It gives practical advice about presenting your application, what you need to consider and what you can do to make your case effectively. It updates information contained in the 1996 publication of this guide. However, it is not a definitive manual or an authoritative statement of planning law or policy.