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CAAV Note 240717: The July 2024 King's Speech

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The King today delivered the King's Speech to Parliament outlining the new government's programme for the coming session with a very full list of measures, stating that “Securing economic growth will be a fundamental mission.” The note below provides further information.

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CAAV Website Note 240717: East Anglia Offshore Wind Farms - Judicial Reviews of Onshore Works

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The onshore works for the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind farms between the cable landing at Thorpeness and the connection point to the transmission system at Friston in Suffolk were subject to two separate claims for judicial review of the Development Consent Orders. The Orders included provisions for compulsory purchase. The claim made by Suffolk Energy Action Solutions was on the grounds that the Heads of Terms and the Option Agreements restricted landowners from...

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CAAV Note 240717: The July King's Speech - Headlines

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The King today delivered the King's Speech to Parliament outlining the new government's programme for the coming session with a very full list of measures, stating that “Securing economic growth will be a fundamental mission.” The note below provides a summary most likely to be of interest to members.

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CAAV Note 240717: Further English Devolution to Mayors for Housing

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Labour's 2024 local government election manifesto (see Blog) enlarged on previous themes for using planning to promote development by looking to “sub-regional” mayors to deliver the housing targets to be set again by a Labour government. This is consistent with earlier discussion implying that planning for housing should be decided at a level higher than district council. Angela Rayner has written to council leaders across England. The note below provides further information....

Wales: Amended Notification Requirements for Poultry and Other Captive Bird Keepers

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Coming into force on 1 September 2024, The Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 require the keeper of any number of poultry or other captive birds to notify the Welsh Ministers. Previously, the Regulations only required notification of flocks of over 50 birds. The new Regulations require a person who keeps poultry or other captive birds at any premises must notify the Welsh Ministers in writing of, among others:The address and the holding number of the...

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CAAV Note 240717: SDLT - Was a Bed and Breakfast Use Non-Residential? Hurst v HMRC

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The First Tier Tax Tribunal has upheld an appeal by Mrs Anne-Marie Hurst that the SDLT due on the purchase of Sortridge Manor in Devon should have been assessed using non-residential rates because of the vendor's use of part for bed and breakfast purposes, a marginal decision turning on the balance of the evidence. This decision is for SDLT applying in England and Northern Ireland but is likely to be relevant to LBTT in Scotland and LTT in Wales. The note below provides a summary of the case....

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CAAV Note 240715: Solar Farms - Government Gives Permissions

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This note reviews key sections of ministerial decisions on three large solar farm DCO applications covering around 6,500 acres:the Sunnica application for 2,700 acres in west Suffolk and Cambridgeshirethe Mallard Pass application for 2,100 acres in Rutland and South Kesteven – see decisionthe Gate Burton Energy Park application on 1,690 acres in West Lindsey – see decision...

Jeremy's Blog 12th July 2024: A New Government Takes Over

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This article by Jeremy Moody first appeared in the CAAV e-Briefing of 10th July 2024 We have crossed a threshold, now no longer in an election campaign nor the long shadow cast ahead of it. A large majority is taking office and beginning to find the difficulties of government. We welcome Steve Reed and Daniel Zeichner to their new roles in DEFRA and wish them well. Although Labour won describing the last government in terms of chaos, it is a moment to note some of what was put in place that now...

#64 - Will a change of government really mean change?

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Last week, Labour won a landslide victory in the general election, despite the second lowest voter turnout since 1918. So what is that going to mean for the rural sector? Jeremy Moody, secretary and adviser to the CAAV, has been unpicking the Party’s manifesto promises and following the subsequent activity in Westminster.

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CAAV Note 260711: Wales - Dynamic Procurement of Advice

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The Welsh Government is to open a “dynamic purchasing system” (DPS) service for potential direct providers of advice to register now to be able later to tender to give advice under the Welsh Government's mantle. This note has more detail.

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Junior DEFRA Ministers

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Two further junior ministers have been appointed to DEFRA to join the Secretary of State, Steve Reed, and Minister of State, Daniel Zeichner: Emma Hardy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and MP for Kingston on Hull West and Haltemprice Baroness Hayman of Ullock, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Lords

240709: Poole Harbour Catchment - Nutrient Mitigation Credits from Natural England

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Natural England have published details on how to apply for Nutrient Mitigation Credits for any housing development in the Poole Harbour Catchment area. The details set out who it eligible, how to calculate how many credits are required, the allocation and prioritisation of credits and how to apply for the Nutrient Mitigation Credits from Natural England. The first round of applications opens at 10am on 31st July 2024 and closes at 11:55pm on 27th August 2024. Full details can be found on the...

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CAAV Note 240708: Climate Change and Dairying

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Kite Consulting has issued a review of the costs of what dairying might need to do to adapt to advancing climate change, The Cost of Climate Resilience - Future Proofing UK Dairy. This note looks at the headline findings of the review.

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New DEFRA Ministers

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Steve Reed was appointed as Secretary of State on Friday and, as of this morning (Monday 8th July), has Daniel Zeichner as Minister of State in DEFRA. Both held the equivalent shadow posts in opposition. Further appointments are expected soon.

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