land-policy

The government released the draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on Monday 5th March. The last time there were proposed changes to the NPPF was back in 2015. Our review of these draft revisions have identified some … Continued

planning app increase

The publication of the housing white paper last February 2017 included a proposal to increase nationally set planning fees.¬† Provided local authorities commit to invest the additional fee income in their planning department, the paper confirmed that they would be … Continued

Capture

With the publication of the Housing White Paper in February 2017 it looked like last year was going to be the year of planning policy change. ¬†Instead it became more the year of planning policy delays, which means 2018 is … Continued

More planning decisions for homes outside of the settlement boundary and in urban locations.

Change is on the horizon for the world of planning, much of it geared towards house building. This will bring with it opportunities for landowners and developers, but also forward-thinking parish councils and local communities. These anticipated changes have kept … Continued

London street

We recently secured planning permission for the erection of a conservatory style extension to substantially enlarge a first floor flat in Westminster. We had previously obtained planning permission for the extension in 2014, however this permission had expired. As the … Continued

Drawings of extension by Rob Parish

Brief: We provided full planning consultancy support on the erection of a large side and rear extension in the Metropolitan Green Belt, to provide much needed granny annexe accommodation. Challenges: Our client came to us needing help to secure extra … Continued

drawings for basement extensions

We are delighted with our recent appeal win for a basement extension in Lambeth, to change a 2 bedroom flat into a 4 bedroom duplex apartment. The London Borough of Lambeth Planning Department had initially refused consent for the excavation … Continued

Annexe accommodation

An effective planning strategy ensured we were able to help our client secure permission for an architect designed annexe at appeal. The original planning application: The applicant had submitted a previous application for a large scale annexe to provide ancillary … Continued

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We have secured approval for a change of use and successfully avoided enforcement action for the owner of an 8-person HMO in Epping Forest. We were contacted to assist after the landlord received a visit from the Enforcement team. Of … Continued

Dunk

One of our recent granny annexe applications was of particular interest as it fell within an area identified as being a Flood Risk Zone 3 (high risk). The scheme essentially sought to demolish an existing outbuilding and erect annexe accommodation … Continued