Get ready folks, it is another date for your planning diary. This time, if your interest is in Class Q, Class R, barn conversions, agricultural development or farm diversification then the 21st May 2024 is a date you need highlighted, … Continued

Working from home is undoubtedly one of those grey areas in planning – it very much comes down to ‘fact and degree’ when determining whether your home working operations require planning permission. This was the case with our recent approval … Continued

We are so pleased to have secured planning permission for the redevelopment of an underused and neglected garage site in Enfield.  The proposals will see the demolition of the existing garages with flat above, and the erection of a 2.5 … Continued

Cast your minds back to the 26th October 2023 when the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill gained Royal Assent and became an Act.  It was then that we knew that the 4-year time limit for bringing enforcement action against operational … Continued

An absolute pleasure to be involved in this fantastic mixed-use scheme in central Worcester.  The project sought full planning permission for the redevelopment of a brownfield plot, to bring forward 8 residential apartments and a Class E unit.  Extensive pre-application … Continued

Planning permission secured for a change of use from office (Class E) to residential dwelling following a detailed analysis of the LPAs validation requirements and their five year housing land supply position.  The planning context Our client had secured planning … Continued

This was an interesting project and one which highlights the importance of collaboration in planning.  It also acts as a useful reminder that the enforcement procedure is intended to be remedial rather than punitive.   This particular application sought retrospective permission … Continued

It was great to collaborate again with the inspirational team at Barefoot Architects, this time on a project which sought to demolish a defunct conservatory, replace with a rear and side extension and retrofit the existing building.  The site was … Continued

Our recent application for Class MA prior approval sought the change of use from Class E (offices) to Class C3 residential, on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a building in Harlow’s town centre.  We are so pleased with the … Continued

It is finally here – the much anticipated London Plan Review Report of Expert Advisers was sent to the Secretary of State on the 15th January and published with a response from Michael Gove along with a couple of consultations … Continued