Agricultural update seminar


Agricultural businesses are being invited to hear the latest updates following the first approval in Cornwall for a residential barn conversion under permitted development rights at a joint seminar to be held in St Austell next month.

Francis Clark, Smiths Gore and Stephens Scown LLP are joining forces to offer this free seminar on October 2, entitled ‘Planning for the Future’.

The seminar will include bite-sized presentations on Class MB applications, which is the new process for applying for prior approval for barn conversions, without the need for full planning permission. Other topics include taxation changes, an update on CAP reform and news from Europe.

Phil Reed, partner and head of Stephens Scown’s rural services team, said: “We hope farmers can draw breath after a good harvest and attend our seminar to hear about the latest developments.

“I’m delighted to be able to join forces with Francis Clark and Smiths Gore to provide such a comprehensive update for our guests.”

If you are interested in attending, please contact Rachel Lingley at Stephens Scown on 01392 210700 or email to book your place.