image of Camden Lock ref a change of use application

Change of use planning applications can be challenging, especially when you are seeking a change of use in an area where certain use classes are protected. Our recent approval for a change of use from an office to a specialist … Continued

Planning consultation

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are currently inviting landowners, developers, agents and members of the public to put forward any sites they think are suitable for housing and economic development. The deadline for submitting your site(s) is 5pm … Continued

site plan of rural tourism site by a lake

A key takeaway from this large rural tourism project has been the importance of effective communication and public engagement throughout the application process. As a result, we have obtained a planning approval which will secure the ongoing preservation of a … Continued

Housing delivery across England

On 19th February 2019, results from the Housing Delivery Test 2018 were released by The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). This is now an annual measurement of housing delivery in plan-making local authorities. This article reviews some of … Continued

garage conversion to annexe

It is a common scenario – you have a garage or outbuilding and as it is sitting there empty, you decide to give it a makeover and start renting it out as a holiday let or using it as a … Continued

Maps and analysis for planning technology

In our current climate digital technology has transformed the way that we live, work and interact and yet, the planning system itself remains relatively unchanged. It is no secret that planning can be costly, uncertain and time consuming. However, with … Continued

Indicative layouts for 7 dwellings outside settlement boundary

Sometimes a site can, on paper, appear to have limited development potential. But with a thorough site appraisal, considered planning strategy and effective analysis of planning policy, a site’s true potential can be realised. This was certainly true of one … Continued

Planning appeal success for a live work annexe

Navigating the planning system can be a complex process, especially when you are dealing with not one, but two appeals at the same site.  As planning consultants, we are often asked to work on planning appeals where a refusal has … Continued

site plan of flatted development

Obtaining planning consent for the redevelopment of an existing commercial site with a residential scheme is rarely straightforward.  It takes time, a clear planning strategy and proactive negotiation, but the reward is a significant uplift in land value. Our recent … Continued

working from home

The new year got off to a good start for one of our client’s, as we were able to help them avoid potential enforcement action and provide long-term security for their business through a retrospective change of use application. Making … Continued