planning balance

Despite Government claims post the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF both 2012 and 2018) that the planning system has been ‘simplified,’ the reality is somewhat different. There are myriad pieces of primary legislation, ministerial statements, national policy … Continued

certificate of lawfulness for beauty salon

Our recent retrospective planning success for a beauty salon provides a useful example of the value planning consultants can bring to the enforcement process. We are absolutely delighted that through proactive engagement with the enforcement team and setting a clear … Continued

redevelopment of stables and garage to a self build dwelling and art studio

Extensive negotiation and engagement with the council, a detailed exploration and analysis of 5-year housing land supply, the local self-build register and the definition of ‘isolated’ in planning, has resulted in planning approval for an exciting self-build dwelling and art … Continued

how a planning consultant can help with the prior approval process

We are delighted to have secured planning permission for 7 self-contained flats in Haverhill.  This project throws up some interesting points about the differences between change of use and prior approval applications and ascertaining which route is most suitable for … Continued

change of use for health facility holding hands

Through our meticulous research and strategic planning approach, we have secured planning approval to change the use of an existing hotel to a registered mental health residential care facility in Whitfield, South Gloucestershire. We could not be more delighted at … Continued

call for sites Tower Hamlets map for development

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is currently undergoing a Call for Sites consultation as part of the preparation for the East of the Borough Action Plan as well as consulting on two proposed Article 4 Directions. Identifying sites for … Continued

replacement housing in green belt architect designed

Our team recently secured planning permission for the replacement of 2x dwellings in the Aylesbury Vale green belt and the Chilterns AONB. Both designations have a high level of protection which often preclude against development, but through our strategic engagement … Continued

rural dwellings outside settlement boundary, brownfield site

This interesting planning project, which sought the demolition and redevelopment of a redundant riding school into 2x residential dwellings, presents a good example of the importance of applying a planning balance in the decision-making process. Our recent appeal win against … Continued

Map of Cotswold District ref Call for Sites

Cotswold District Council are undertaking a ‘Call for Sites’ consultation, which seeks the input of residents, businesses and developers to submit a site, or sites, which could be considered for housing, employment, retail, commercial and/or other community uses. The deadline … Continued

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Mapping data and street scene for 6 dwelling planning appeal

Our recent planning appeal for 6x dwellings in West Sussex highlights the importance of effective visuals when quantifying subjective planning issues. Key to our success in securing planning permission for this development was a meticulously thought out planning strategy and … Continued