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Yesterday MHCLG released new housing data. Annual housing supply in England amounted to 222,190 net additional dwellings in 2017-18, up 2 per cent on 2016-17. The 222,190 net additions in 2017-18 resulted from 195,290 new build homes, 29,720 gains from … Continued

empty commercial units in Cheltenham October 2018

Whilst there is much talk about the death of the high street, Cheltenham appears to be bucking the trend. Analysis of business rates data by Plainview Planning shows that there has been a 10% fall in empty commercial properties since … Continued

sketch of site and annexe accommodation

September already and after a busy summer, the fruits of our hard work are already rolling in. Most recently we have secured retrospective planning permission for a 1x bed residential flat in the rural setting of Danbury and Bicknacre, Essex. … Continued

Class PA barn conversion

In October 2017, the Government introduced a new permitted development right allowing the change of use of a building in light industrial use (Class B1c) and land within its curtilage to residential use. There are a number of conditions that … Continued

Mediclinic

Our recent successful change of use application from a B1 (office) to a dual office and Health Clinic (B1/D1), will bring much needed GP and travel clinic services to a central London location. We have previously worked on several similar … Continued

Change of Use for a bike training facility and retail space

We are delighted with our recent planning approval for a change of use from a shop to a new cycle retail and training facility. The cycle company engaged us early on in their project to help them set up the … 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

Restaurant

Our recent appeal success has secured retrospective planning permission for a popular restaurant in West London. Planning history: The original application which sought to change the use of an A1 shop to an A3 restaurant had been refused by the … Continued

HADERTGYM

Our recent approval for a change of use from Class B2 to Class D2 highlighted the importance of pragmatism in decision making. Our client runs a successful personal training business with an established client base in Maldon.  They were urgently … Continued

Medical

We are absolutely delighted with another successful change of use outcome for our client, which will bring a doctor’s clinic to a central London location and commuter hub. Our client is a respected provider of health clinics and had identified … Continued